I’m done! Got my second Pfizer shot early this afternoon, after two rebookings, each of which moved the appointment slightly sooner. Still, it was a long wait – the first one was late April!
Regarding how busy the mass vaccination clinic was, I’m with those who found it much busier than the first time. I think the main reason is that when I got my first shot, it was still quite limited by age and special category; currently I believe it’s completely wide open to everyone. It was at a large arena as before, but the parking lot was full and there was a significant lineup outside.
Just like before, however, it was managed very efficiently and I was at the front of the lineup in about five minutes and got the shot and sent off into the post-shot waiting area in about ten minutes more.
This is the one where they watch to see if you drop dead of an allergic reaction or something. It was no good telling them I survived the first shot – still had to wait about fifteen minutes.
There was one piece of incompetence, though. As before, I got a printed vaccination receipt and when I got home, as before, there was a confirmation email with a PDF receipt. But actually, there were two emails in succession, with two different PDF attachments, and both of them were blank! Fortunately, my son was visiting at the time and he informed me that I could access a PDF receipt on the Ontario COVID website, which I did. That one was non-blank and had all the right information.
It’s now been about four hours and still no symptoms – not even a sore arm.