My COVID-19 Vaccination And The Heroes That I Met
Check out my COVID-19 Vaccination Photos Below – Click on the pics to see a larger version
Why I Decided to Write On My COVID-19 Vaccination
I had promised numerous friends, colleagues, and blog readers that I would post on my COVID-19 vaccination experiences. Some of my associates are very apprehensive I received the first vaccination on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17).
My COVID-19 Vaccination has really nothing to do with Workers’ Compensation whatsoever. However, I must say that I met so many heroes that day and they should be acknowledged even though I did not catch their names.
Most of them looked to be the local National Guard servicemen and women, law enforcement, along with the Franklin County nurses. I am not sure. I cannot begin to say how impressed I was with a massive vaccination operation. I will let the photos tell the story.
North Carolina allows you to go to another county to receive your vaccination. I decided to stay with Franklin County where I reside north of Raleigh, NC.
The pics are arranged in order from waiting in line until they let me leave – checking for any reaction for 15 minutes. The descriptions are below the photos. The photos are operating as a
As you can see the line for my COVID-19 vaccination was long. I arrived 45 minutes early. The temperature outside was 45 degrees with mist and fog – not a good day to be outside.
I am finally inside the North Triangle Executive Airport. My ID was just checked to see if I was on the list. The wait was 40 minutes. I was worried that I was late. That turned out to not be a big deal.
I was given my CDC card, Pfizer explanation, and a P card due to a medication I was taking at the time- this put me into a different line.
The next two above pics were where the Pfizer vaccine was being stored. -76 degrees? Some of the police officers were wondering why I took so many photos. My answer was the same as to the Franklin County nurse. Check that later in this article.
Thanks to the North Triangle Executive Airport for hosting the vaccination event. I think they will offer their facilities through July 2021. Correction, Franklin County owns the airport. I thought I was going into the airport to receive my COVID-19 vaccination.
I am now approaching the vaccination table – no inside the airport vaccination – it will be a drive-thru experience.
If you look in the nurse’s left hand, my vaccine was loaded and ready to go. The nurse asked me why am I taking pictures? I said that some of my friends, family, business associates, article, and blog readers may be hesitant to get their vaccine. I have a weekly readership of 7,000+ people per week. I wanted to let them all see that this is no big deal and to get vaccinated.
The nurse said, “Sir, what is your name?” – I gave her my name and she thanked me. I immediately said, “No, thank you for your service to the people of Franklin County. ”
She instructed me to move into a reaction bay and turn on my emergency flashers and honk my horn if I have any type of reaction. I was given a sheet of paper with 10:45 on it.
I was given a QR Code. I told the young National Guardsman that I do not have a QR code reader on my phone. He said that you have a nice phone -you should get download one. I now felt old and have one on my phone. The bottom pic was my reaction bay release time of 10:45 AM.
The final wait of my COVID-19 vaccination procedure seemed to be a long 15 minutes. Nothing happened whatsoever except that I had a little arm sting from the vaccine.
Another National Guardsmen waived me out to leave the parking lot at 10:45 AM. The whole vaccination took one hour and 30 minutes. St. Patrick’s Day was the first day that vaccinations were available for me. I expected a longer wait than actually occurred with a hectic process.
Thanks to all the public servants that took their time to make this an easy operation. Everyone was very professional and friendly and standing out in the cold mist to make sure that the citizens could receive their vaccines.
I now have a new set of heroes to admire. I will be receiving my second Pfizer vaccine on April 6th. I have had no reactions whatsoever except the same as a regular influenza vaccine – a little arm pain.
OK, so how did I rehab from my shot? See below.
I went to an early lunch at El Perico’s – a 10-minute drive from the airport. Their salsa is the best on earth. I had not been there for months due to the pandemic. My waitress -an old friend- said that everyone in the restaurant was vaccinated the week before me.
I apologize if this was boring. I wanted to let everyone know that my COVID-19 vaccination was really a nothing-event. As they say in North Carolina, GET YOUR SPOT, TAKE YOUR SHOT.