I really got my first dose of the Covid vaccine yesterday. I can tell you that by the group of 10 people that received the shot with me, it definitely was who you know or who you were related too. There was a family of 4 with me. 2 elderly people and what I assume was their daughter and her husband. I can’t swear by anything but it seemed that the daughter and husband piggybacked on elderly mom and dad’s appointment. Then there was a really young couple and I heard that the husband was a firefighter and he just brought his wife along. She got the vaccine too both without an appointment and without being eligible. I was listening as one of the employees in the clinic was telling someone that they are getting more of the vaccine next week and he’d call her to come and get a dose. I didn’t realize how messed up the vaccination system already was. I also didn’t realize how lucky I was to be able to get it even though I was also still not eligible.
The shot was the Moderna vaccine. It didn’t hurt but it did take me back to my Betaseron and Avonex days. Not a reminder I was happy to remember. I had no side effects after the shot but had to sit for 15 minutes just in case. It was a very long day for me yesterday. I left my house at 10:30 and didn’t get home until 6. By the time I was home everything. I don’t think it was the vaccine I think it was exhaustion. My arm hurt where the vaccine was given. I did take two ibuprofen before I turned into bed, which was very early.
I slept well and I felt fine when I woke up this morning. I now have a slight headache but otherwise I feel fine. I even did a short workout. I don’t have to get my second dose fir a month and that appointment is already set. I hope that things go smoothly for others with a chronic illness. I didn’t realize how lucky I was.