- Aug 26, 2011
Got my first dose Monday of Pfizer. Just had a sore arm and was pretty tired yesterday but feel fine today.
I signed up with the state... nothing. Signed up with a regional hospital system... still nothing.
A friend called me to let me know a drug store had Pfizer shots. I called them and they sure come on by. I downloaded their forms filled them out copied my license and my insurance card, pulled up they looked at the paperwork stabbed my arm through the car window and sent me on my way. Easy peasy.
My wife’s school district in CT got shots on Tuesday this week. They ended up with a remote day today because FORTY SEVEN called in sick still feeling effects of the shot. Will see what happens with school tomorrow. It was Moderna shot
Any superintendent with half a brain cell called a remote/sick day after the teachers got shots. That's a no-brainer.
I was thrilled that the appointment they gave me was a Saturday. They really should stagger times for teachers to avoid that issue, they did for healthcare workers here because they knew it would happen.
CO has done a pretty good job with this, or at least southwestern CO has. I became age-eligible on 3/19. By 3/17 I could have booked appointments with at least three different providers as early as the morning of the 19th. I ended up getting my first shot of Moderna at my normal Dr's office, and booked the 2nd one for 4/16.I was lucky to get one 2 weeks earlier than the rest of the staff in my school. My brother works at a Hartford Healthcare branch and just gave me a call when they had an extra appointment open up. They had a whole line of people with no appointments--just walk ups.
I don't think there's a better system to be implemented right now in the midst of it but it's getting to feel a lot like Mad Max out there. Assuming that this won't be the last time we need to vaccinate a large group of people, I hope they're going to be developing better rollout systems for when this happens again.
This was odd though. They got shots on Tuesday. Wednesday was apparently kind of ok but today was full remote. Are superintendents calling for remote days for the two days after shots are administered?Any superintendent with half a brain cell called a remote/sick day after the teachers got shots. That's a no-brainer.