Have You Got Your COVID-19 Vaccine Shot Yet? I Got My 1st Shot Today

Last Update: February 13, 2021

If you are age 65 or over, or a health care worker, you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. Three days ago I received a text from my doctors office informing me that the medical facility he operates from had started offering these vaccinations. They invited me and my wife to call and make an appointment.

We called three days ago and got scheduled for today. I'd like to tell you about our experience as I feel this is of interest to our members. Keeping healthy and immunized from COVID-19 is critical to being in business.

Vaccination Process

As soon as we entered the facility we were asked a few critical questions and our temperature taken. We were whisked into a room where we had to fill out a consent form and answer some health questions.

As soon as we completed these forms we were taken into another room where the vaccines were being given. But before we got our shots, a health worker scheduled our second COVID-19 shot for four weeks later.

Two stations were ready for us to get the vaccinations. I didn't even feel a thing. We had to wait for 15 minutes before we could leave to be monitored for secondary effects. Neither my wife nor I had any.

We left feeling relieved and partially protected. In four weeks time we will have full protection.

The amazing thing was we had been trying for weeks to find a slot at a County mass facility with none available, Then I got the text and it was like a complete reversal. Now, most pharmacies and doctors office group centers have the vaccine to deliver.

Can you share your experience in trying to get the vaccine?

Cheers.

Edwin

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sandi32 Premium Plus
Glad you got the vaccine, Edwin. Here in San Diego they are offering vaccinations dependent on age (65 and older) and whether you have underlying conditions, are a health care worker or caregiver. I am not old enough so I haven't gotten it yet. For a long time I didn't know if I felt comfortable getting it, considering how rushed it was.

I am currently working for a company that is scheduling appointments for those 65 and older. Availability is limited here so finding an appointment can be frustrating, especially if you're a senior with limited Internet access.
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LatinNomad Premium
The vaccination programme in Chile is rolling out quite efficiently (for Latin America). Hopefully I will receive my first shot in two weeks. It may be the Chinese or Russian version that is less temperature dependent (its the heat of summer here) and so on my daily exercise I receive a good dose of vitamin D !

Delighted you have been vaccinated & the others in the chain below.

Have a great day

Trevor
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FrankB-1 Premium Plus
Hi, Edwin

Good job! 👍👍😊

I already completed both Moderna injections, as a physician.

You will have full immunity in 5 to 6 weeks.
Pfizer- 2nd shot in 3 weeks + 2 weeks for immunity (3 weeks to be sure.
Moderna - 2nd shot in 4 weeks + 2 weeks

Frank
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EdwinBernard Premium
Hi Frank,

Thanks for this great info. I got the Moderna shot. So full immunity in 6 weeks sounds awesome.

Cheers.

Edwin
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RosanaHart Premium Plus
My husband and I got our first Covid-19 vaccine shots yesterday, Moderna. New Mexico has it very well organized. We had signed up on the state covid website not long ago and then got emails telling us to go to the local Walgreen's. So we did, and after a short wait, we got shots that didn't hurt at all. This morning, we both have slightly sore arms, not at all bad, New Mexico has scheduled us for our second shots in about a month.

I have read about the vaccine risks but in my view, none of them are as serious as what the coronavirus itself does to people.
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EdwinBernard Premium
Hi Rosana,

Quite a coincidence we got the Moderna about the same time. Exactly the same after effects too.

These vaccines do not involve getting a micro dose of the Covid itself like the flu shots to build immunity make them pretty much risk free. My impression is the vaccine programs the body to reject Covid if one is exposed to it. At least that is how I understand it.

Thanks for responding.

Edwin
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LatinNomad Premium
Delighted you have been vaccinated Rosana. I fully concur with your assessment.

Have a great day.

Trevor
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drjec Premium
I am glad happy for you. That is a load off you mind. Our county just opened up for people 65 and over. A major pharmacy chain is delivering some vaccinations. It booked immediately so I went onto the site very early Friday morning. Rather than closing the site each time I found it full, I just back out to the opening page a few times and started over. I was able to book shots for my wife and myself and the second dose as well. We get our first shot tomorrow. The task of vaccinating all of California is monumental.
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EdwinBernard Premium
Thanks for commenting Jim. Yes indeed as the population of California is about the same as Canada. Glad you got your shots scheduled.

Cheers.

Edwin
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