Now that vaccine supplies are opening up, I thought it would interesting to get a snapshot of how far along doperdom is in getting vaccinated. I tried to make options to cover everyone, hopefully I succeeded.
First dose of Pfizer/BioNTech about 36 hours ago. Only unusual side effect was a very brief feeling of light-headedness and mild nausea about 12 hours after the shot. My appointment was for 12:24, arrived at about 11:55 and was ushered into the line immediately, was out by 12:30. This was at the Toronto Metro Convention Center, which is about a 20 minute drive from home.
I asked one of the paramedics standing outside as I was leaving if he’d validate my parking ticket. He offered to sign it but didn’t promise it would help. I was pleasantly surprised to see that one of the exit lanes from the underground parking was marked for vaccine recipients, so the parking was free. They had also marked off about half of the highest level of the lot for vaccine appointments and had staff and signs all the way from the entrance. I have to give credit to whoever was in charge of organizing all that.
I’ve always felt the 5 second rule was more of a helpful suggestion…
I haven’t actively sought the vaccine out, as I’m not in a high risk group, when I go for my annual physical that got pushed back by a year because of the pandemic, if they offer it to me I’ll probably get it, I’m not personally fearful of the virus I’ve been directly exposed to family members that tested positive.
First thing, I’m going to get my shaggy locks shorn, for the first time in a year. (What’s this? This here spell-checker doesn’t recognize “shorn”?) Next, I think I’ll visit all my favorite fast-food restaurants (of which there are only three), which I likewise haven’t done for a year.
I’ve collected several masks over the past year. Maybe I’ll burn all but one of them.
How is everyone else here going to celebrate their new-found immunity?