I briefly mentioned in a What’s Good post that I got my first dose of the vaccine. I’m almost two weeks out from the first shot of Moderna. My arm was really sore for a couple of days and that was it for side effects. I was tired the next day, but I also stayed up late watching basketball so it might not have been a side effect.
Soon after, the governor announced that anyone over 16 could pre-register for a vaccine. I texted both of my kids and they signed up. That weekend they both got calls to schedule an appointment at the new FEMA site near where they live. The site is prioritizing people in certain zip codes and they made the first cut.
That Monday, it was announced that the next day all mass vax sites in the state would open to anyone over 16 the next day and that all providers are required to open to everyone on Monday the 12th. That day, my wife was able to get an appointment for the next day.
Wednesday my wife got dose 1 of Moderna. She had no side effects. Not even a sore arm. Thursday my son got dose 1 of Pfizer. He did have a really sore arm. He is camping now so we don’t know if he’s had any others. Yesterday my daughter got dose 1 of Pfizer. She told me last night her arm was really sore if she raised it too high. She will sleep until after noon today so it will be a few hours before we know if she has any other side effects.
We are all in track to be fully vaccinated by mid May.
Don’t throw away your shot.