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Sat Sep 23, 2023, 03:29 PM Sep 2023

hooray! i got my covid shot today! [View all]

it's been over a year since the last one
(i didn't qualify to get it sooner and the longer i waited the more i wanted this new one: spikevax)

last monday i went online and made an appointment for walgreens today at 12:30.

i didn't fill out the paperwork online so i got their early to do that.

went inside the store wearing my nifty pink kn95 and got in line behind 4 other people at 11:52. it took 20 minutes for me to get up to the counter. while they were looking me up in the computer and printing up the form for me to fill out and sign the pharmacist and the two techs were counting how many covid vaccines they had left. there were only three left after mine. and someone came in after me for their shot. that would leave the pharmacy with just two more.

they would be calling everyone (other than the 3 after me) to cancel their appointments for the day. (maybe for tomorrow too; i didn't ask)

i asked why they were running out and they said they were giving the vaccine without appointments.

anyway, it took a little over an hour before i was back in my car.

they aren't giving out vaccine cards either. they're sending your covid vaccine info to your doctor (so i needed to give them my docs name/address/phone -- and luckily/oddly enuf i had that info with me). the pharmacist said "i don't know why they're doing that. people have been telling me the airport in new york is asking to see the card"

when i left i decided to stop & get a latte and some lunch to take home. i am under the impression that eating protein before and after that shot helped me the last few moderna times so i'm hoping loading up on protein today and tomorrow will prevent adverse side effects. maybe it will and maybe it won't. i'll find out.

anyway, hope all my friends here can get their vaccine sooner rather than later

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