Act II of my Coronavirus Vaccine Journey – Quick and No Problems
My coronavirus vaccine journey started on St. Patrick’s Day. Check out that article here. The booster shot occurred yesterday. Obtaining the second vaccine was much easier. The first vaccine took two hours to complete. This one took 25 minutes.
Why did I devote two articles to my coronavirus vaccine journey? Quite a few people that I know were very hesitant to obtain a new vaccine. I cannot blame them, but nothing happened to me and I have comorbidities – two artificial heart valves.
Yes, I did have a reaction of arm soreness, a slight headache, and a low-grade fever. Those symptoms have all disappeared today. (Whew!) – According to John Hopkins University, these are expected reactions:
What side effects should I expect from COVID-19 vaccines?
Side effects may vary with the type of COVID-19 vaccine. We know the most about side effects following vaccination with the Pfizer and Moderna messenger RNA—or mRNA—vaccines.
The most common side effect is soreness at the site of injection. Other side effects include fatigue, headache, muscle aches, chills, joint pain, and possibly some fever.
How long do side effects last?
Usually 24 to 48 hours, and no more than a few days.
Coronavirus Vaccine Journey Pics
I had to return to the same facility – the North Triangle Executive Airport. The pics were not as good as the last time as there was no line. Taking pics in a moving car can be challenging. Each pic or group of pics will have a description below it.
The Airport was set up for a huge operation. I lucked out on the timing. I spent 45 minutes last time getting to this part of the line.
The vaccination nurses are just ahead. I did not have time to roll down my shirt sleeve and take a picture as the line was moving very rapidly.
I had to wait at the exit for 15 minutes to see if I was going to have any type of reaction. I was given a Pfizer 2nd dose-reaction sheet to take with me.
I am finished and leaving. My rehabilitation routine was to stop by El Perico Restaurant nearby (best salsa on earth) as I did the last time. Their Speedy Gonzalez lunch in the pic above comes out in 3 minutes. Soon, we all can visit our favorite restaurants without worrying about another Coronavirus vaccine journey like mine today.
Thanks to all the National Guard, Franklin County North Carolina, Franklin County Police, and the NCDHHS for providing me with my vaccine. Kudos to all the everyday heroes.
Update – As of April 16th, anyone can obtain a vaccine. Check with your physician’s office before obtaining the Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J Vaccine. None of this or the prior article is to be taken as medical advice.
All photos are the author’s work.