Spring Again into Change
Its 2021 and spring is here again. I just took my first consecutive Covid-19 vaccination shot this month and is scheduled to take the second April 17,2021. At first I was reluctant, but my mom insisted that I get it. She had both consecutive shots and is doing well. My mom is 82 years old and since I would be coming around her, I decided to take the leap of faith and took the first. My shot was a Pfizer vaccination, my mom got the Moderna shot. My sister also got the Moderna shot. The only discomfort I suffered so far, was a sore left arm where the shot was interred. I am not one to tell others what to do in regard to the vaccinations for Covid-19, that is up to the individual. I waited to see how it effected those that took it to see how it effected them. There is so much controversy out there surrounding these vaccinations on various media outlets on the internet. Some quite alarming. I recommend that if you are thinking of getting the vaccine, contact your doctor to discuss if your health and medical history is a candidate for the vaccine, especially if you are over 65 years old and have underlying medical conditions.
I contacted my doctor before I took the shot and was urged to get it. I remember when I was 12 years old how I had a reaction to the flu shot, it was not a very pleasant experience. I could not hold anything on my stomach and became very leery about vaccines through the years, but I had to get over my fear as I am in my 60s now and this is a very contagious virus. Many have died including one of my family members, even my 6 year old niece contracted the virus, but she is well now. So I only suggest that others make up their own minds if the vaccine is something they want to get.
If you want to know more about these vaccinations, you might check out these sites for information:
The more recent vaccine on the market is Johnson and Johnson/Janssen. This vaccine is recommended for those 18 years and older. It is also one vaccine that does not require two injections as the first two vaccines. None of these vaccines have Latex, eggs or preservatives in them. I myself is allergic to anything with latex, even rubber gloves. I suffer terrible rashes and itching when I am subjected to latex material and drugs. When you go for your appointment the representative or medical technician will question you regarding your health and allergies before the vaccine injection. You will receive written material explaining what shot you will be getting and what you can expect as far as side effects. You will then be required after the injection to wait 15 minutes to be monitored to see if you have any adverse reaction to the shot before leaving the site. I really wanted to get the shot from my primary doctor, but the doctors’ have not been given the vaccines to give at their offices.
Again, if you still have reservations about taking the vaccine, contact and discuss your concerns with your physician. Meanwhile, make this season a healthy one.