Well it’s been an eventful couple of days. I’m in a really good place and there’s a couple of reasons for that but for this post, I just want to focus on one in particular.
I believe in karma, I’d like to anyway. I feel like you get back from the Universe what you put out into it and I have a perfect example to share.
On Friday evening, someone reached out to me on Twitter and asked if I would help them spread a message that I truly believe in. Basically it was speaking to the facts about the COVID vaccine and why it’s so important that everyone gets it. I don’t hide my views on this and I was happy to help any way I could.
I was talking to them privately and they asked if I had been able to get the vaccine. I said I hadn’t because I don’t qualify yet.
During the conversation, I learned that there are cancelation lists at many of the distribution sites. These lists allow for people who haven’t yet qualified, to have access to a vaccine, should someone not show up for an appointment. I didn’t hold out much hope but I began making calls because I figured, what’s it’s going to hurt.
I was able to get on a list with my first call. I was on my second call when the pharmacist told me that they had two doses left over. The first was already claimed but the second wasn’t. It was to be destroyed inside of two hours because it was going to reach its expiration. They have to dispose of it when it hits that time.
They told me that the dose expires inside of two hours and if I could make it in, it was mine.
I dropped everything and went. Within about an hour of beginning to make calls, I had recieved my first dose of the Moderna vaccine. It would have been thrown away otherwise and I just happen to call at the perfect time.
The reason I’m sharing this is because I want to make sure you’re aware you that can get on cancelation lists at most places offering the vaccine. This is the important part. If you call around towards the end of the night, there may be doses that will literally be disposed of if not used immediately. If you are wanting the vaccine, and I hope you are, this can help you. Every single person that gets the vaccine is helping to protect everyone around them.
Visit vaccinefinder.org. You’re not taking a dose away from someone by doing this. Often, they were going to be thrown away and by you receiving it, you could literally be saving lives.
As for my experience, with side effects.
My arm was pretty sore. I planned on that and had the shot in my right arm, because I’m left handed. I don’t know, I thought it might be easier in my non-dominant arm. Anyway, I had a slight headache and a tinge of nausea but it only lasted about 12 hours. I got the shot around 9pm-ish and I had a hard time sleeping that night. By the time I got up in the morning and moved around, I was feeling better. Maybe a little tired. Well, definitely a little tired and my arm was really sore but that’s not a huge deal. I was still able to workout and I think that actually helped with my arm.
It’s Sunday morning at this point and I’m super tired. Like, eyes rolling into the back of my head, tired. That said, I’m in a fantastic mood and loving life.
I know side effects suck and many people are scared of them.
What I gained in return is a means of fighting off a deadly virus that’s killed well over half a million Americans in the last year. Getting this done is also a means of protecting my kids and everyone around me. It will also let me begin reconnecting with people in real life. After a year of isolation, that’s so important to me.
Anyway, I hope this helps someone out there. Stay safe. Be smart. Follow facts. Trust the science. ☺