Great information here from Hot97 with Dr. Fauci and Dr. Kizzmekia (@kizzyPhD) like how the vaccine has been in the works for several years now and that the lightning speed applies to the manufacturing/production – not the development. That was actually something I was misinformed about. I’m glad that was cleared up.
Dr. Kizzmekia is 🔥 and Dr. Fauci left me for dead with his comment at the end.
Also, I took my dad to get vaccine shot 1 of 2 yesterday and…what a relief!
I didn’t realize how long I’d been holding in my breath until the pharmacist – who was super duper kind – take that needle and stick inject my dad’s arm. All of a sudden, I felt this wave of relief wash over me…it felt strange…is this pandemic PTSD?
I didn’t think the vaccine would be a huge deal probably because I’d been numbed by the damn quarantine for the past year with seemingly no end in sight because of all the dipshits out there who refuse to enact good governance by providing financial aid to people and businesses so that we could all stay the F* home and eradicate the virus like New Zealand and Taiwan.
Here in Massachusetts, the mass vaccination sites are located at Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park and The Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center (the closest Boston location for us).
Signing up my dad who is part of phase 1 was a pain last week. There is no central website. You have to visit separate sites to find what’s available and that’s only after you’ve entered all the personal info. And, if there are none available, you have to then go to another site and do that shit all over again.
We’re Massachusetts. We’ve got tech companies. And this was the mess that was served to us.
It wasn’t until my cousin found some open vaccine slots at a Walgreens that was only 10 minutes away from us that I was successful. Even with that, I had to sign my dad up for a Walgreens account to get access to the information. But, once I did, it was smooth sailing from there. As soon I booked his appointment, I was then prompted to book an appointment for his follow-up dose.
The only other stressful part to contend with was driving through Boston streets. With five minutes to spare, we got into the 6 people deep, socially distanced line when the pharmacist immediately called my dad’s name. Whoa. We didn’t have to check in or anything.
The pharmacist administering the shot was so kind and patient. She answered any questions/concerns we had. Afterward, we hung around for 15 minutes for any possible side effects. It was kinda nice to noodle around with my dad in the Valentine’s chocolate aisle.
Anyhow, it was a great day and I’m looking forward to his final shot as well as the next phase which my mom will hopefully be in. By then, the sign up should be less of a bitch.
Also, can I say that I am so glad I did not have to drive all the way out to Foxboro? Like, sure it’s exciting to have a mass vaccination site at a football / baseball stadium but not everyone can haul ass over there.
FYI I’ve never been to Gillette Stadium and I’ve lived here all my life.