It's been 7 months and four days since my last Covid booster, but hey, who's counting?
Oh that's right - me!
Getting the booster was not easy. There doesn't seem to be the eminent threat of catastrophe if it doesn't happen like right now! And because of that, the availability and staffing just aren't there.
You'd think working at a healthcare facility, they'd be giving them out like they did doses #1-3, yet this does not seem to be the case. Bother.
So for the last two weeks I've been trying to get boosted.
CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid. Allegedly Wal*Mart had them, but I just refuse to do that. ....even if it means saving my own life, or someone close to me.
Without a doubt, Rite Aid has the best scheduling site. By far. CVS is ok at best. Walgreens SUCKED. ....and I used to work from them. Our grocery store chain that has in-store pharmacies takes walk-ins, so they claim, but I got turned away there because they were "too busy".
Rite Aid is the place I eventually got scheduled, as they had times and days (eventually) that worked for my schedule and that actually had Moderna (eventually).
Yesterday at I showed up for my 16:40 appointment at 16:30, only for them to take me at 16:50. Bother!
It was quick. It was painless. .....at least as I write this at 20:55.
I took ibuprofen the second I got back into the car and I'll take it again right before bed time.
Dose 1 had my arm aching, but that was it. Dose 2 had me achy, and then fever / chills for about 4-6 hours and a headache the next day, but that was it. Dose 3 was just like 1. So, I expect arm ache from this last one. 710 got his last week and was lethargic for a few days afterwards.
My idea is to power through tomorrow should I not feel great. But I can work from home if needed. If it happens to be like Dose 2, those symptoms came 12 hours after the shot, which means this would hit after I leave for the gym. THAT, would be a bother.
This makes four shots in 14.5 months. I'm not at all bothered by that. Say what you will, I didn't get Covid. But I also wear / wore masks most everywhere, didn't go out and do anything and washed my hands a fuck of a lot.
So far. So good. Let's hope it stays that way.
Song by: Bob Dylan