I have been MIA here for days again, because I was taking a break and some rest due to our recent vaccination. We waited months for the preferred brands of vaccine to come in our place. It's not because we are choosy, but we only want to be future-proof when it comes to travelling out of the country. And thankfully, that wait was well worth it, so we took the chance when it was readily available in our municipality. We would say that was the perfect time to get our shots.
We all know that many people are hesitant to take the vaccines available in their respective places primarily due to the different rumors and stories that people are having terrible side effects after taking their jab. From our extended family members who are working outside, they are required to get vaccinated or else they won't be allowed to work. My cousin who was working in an office heard the news from her officemate that her mom passed out and died after taking the shot, after coming back home. They were shocked because this mother did not have any complications or health history that would lead to this. And there are some news in socials that these terrible incidents have happened too. This led into uncertainties where we are not feeling well for being vaccinated.
I have four aunts that took their respective shots too and they all live in the city. They all have health histories such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and their conditions are below average since they are seniors already. Two of then took Janssen and the other two got Pfizer. The one who got Janssen was perfectly fine without side effects while the other got gasping for breath and being nauseated hours after the jab. Thankfully she had a medication ready for it if ever she feels those maladies. The aunts who get Pfizer was perfectly fine too. With this we opted for Pfizer as my dad from overseas got it and never had any problems.
There was a time that my mom along with her friend went outside for groceries, as they often do every weekends. Feeling hungry, they had a short break inside a fast food chain to eat and drink. To their dismay, the guard told them that they can't dine in if they can't present a vaccination card telling they got all doses. This was also reported in the news that those people who got fully vaccinated will get discounts and some dine-in incentives which can potentially attract or force people to get their doses.
Now, my nephew will have his birthday on the 11th of November. This will be held in my aunt's home and they are requiring all people who will visit to get vaccinated. That's because they are seniors and have co-morbidities, so it's better to have an extra protection. This has prompted us to get our shot, but no Pfizer, Moderna, or Astra is available for low priority people in our municipality. We were planning to actually go into other places that have these vaccines, but is it worth the risk?
It was Sunday morning and my mom got a text from her friend who lives within our street. This friend told her that the listing for Pfizer vaccine is available and she needs to contact the barangay official for our names to get listed. We were just talking the day before about how to get our shot as we were desperate to go into other places where the preferred vaccine is available. It's like "hulog ng langit"(a blessing) when we heard of this opportunity.
So we had our names listed there and in the evening we got another message saying that we are eligible for the vaccine at 12pm-1pm schedule this Monday. The venue is in a nearby mall in our place that needs 2 rides to get there. Our neighbor who was planning to get their shot offered us to carpool with them. It was raining hard that time and it's really helpful for someone to drive us there.
Once we got into the site, we fall into the queue and it took an hour for us to finish. The number of people is quite high this time due to the reason they might be waiting for this vaccine too. Thankfully it all went well and we didn't have any side effects or flu as we took paracetamol before having the jab. It mad me sleepy the whole afternoon, and yesterday I took more time to rest and relax to prevent any problems.
So that's it for today! I am still catching up with the things to do here and I have to visit more articles piled up in my notifications. Hopefully I can publish and visit more before the month ends, in order to have a decent October report at least lol.
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[#34] October 27, 2021