We seemed forever stuck on vaccinating 70 and up. That was mostly due to lack of vaccine - not an inordinate number of senior citizens.......though to be honest, I haven't done the research on that.
Just 10 days ago they opened it to those 60 and up and a week later to 50 and up.
710, my sister and brother-in-law got their first shot a week ago. "My" posse are starting to get them this week.
One Cleveburgh mega station is prepared to do 8,000 shots per day. And thankfully, they are doing it in a part of town that is underserved for minorities and people of colour. It's right at a major bus changing station and the city will also provide ride vouchers for people to get there. We are finally doing something right.
My place of work has given out close to 50,000 vaccines. 50,000 patients. More vaccines.......because most of them have been two shots. We finally got the J&J (one shot) in the last week, but the majority are still Pfizer.
But I'm realizing the new intro line to people isn't "hey baby, what's your sign", it's "hey baby, which vaccine did you get?".
Discussion now centers on one or two shots? If two shots (and one, I suppose - though know one I know has gotten the J&J one), what was the side effects for each dose and the severity of each. The humble brag that comes with the "I had no issues at all" - the people who hate them behind their back. I kid.
I'm amused at the vaccine shopping. I never ask for which brand are they hoping. Is it so they only take one shot that is 73% effective, or do they want the 94% one - which requires two? Without knowing - or asking - I remind them that flu shots are about 35% effective, so take what you are offered.
710 and I are a little excited. At some point in a little over a month we can see my sister and her family. And hopefully we can get together with our Columbus friends. .....and some Cleveland ones.
I still foresee being safe, but with a little bit of comfort knowing we've all been vaccinated.
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