While off shopping at the grocery store, I noticed the pharmacy wasn’t busy, so stopped by and got my third Covid shot, my booster. Free.
So two weeks ago I got my double-dose old-person’s flu shot and today got my third shot for Covid. Doing the best I can to protect not only myself, but people around me.
Took me ten minutes and then I went back to shopping. I was marveling at how simple it was and how so many people are just too cowardly to spend the ten minutes to protect their own family. Even if you listen to Fox, at least have the courage to protect others and get the shot. Help us all finally get out of this pandemic.
A guy came up behind me and I heard him say he was there for a Covid shot. White guy, maybe 40. But well-dressed and clearly had money, not like your average idiot who thinks Covid puts tracking devices in you to listen to your phone calls or some such thing.
So he was sitting outside the room waiting to go in to get his shot when I came out after getting the shot and I asked him if it was his first or second shot. He said it was his third.
I told him that was what I had just done. He said he was a doctor working around Covid patients all the time and figured he needed to get the booster. I thanked him for everything he was doing. He looked exhausted. Then I asked him how he managed knowing all the people sick and dying were preventable by just doing what he and I were doing. He said “Frustrating beyond all measure. To everyone in his hospital.”
He said they had just mandated that all employees for the hospital get vaccinated, cleaning staff, office staff, everyone, no exceptions if they still wanted to work there, so the line in the hospital was so long, he came down to the grocery store to get his third shot where there was no line.
I thanked him again for doing all the hard work, even though the patients didn’t do anything to protect themselves. He thanked me back for getting my third shot.
Please, if you have not gotten the vaccine, DON’T TELL ME. Just go get it. Never too late to save a life. Maybe your partners, maybe your kid’s, maybe your own.
And it has been ten hours plus and no reaction at all except my shoulder is slightly sore. And so far spoons are not sticking to me. I keep trying, but they just keep falling off. Bummer.