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Coronavirus (33): Dose #2 and Done—Or Not!

As I reported on 18 March 2021, I received on that date the first of two doses of the Moderna vaccine. As I said at the end of that Notablog post:

I made this decision for my own health, and as a responsible caregiver to my sister [who was vaccinated herself during her recent hospital stay]. True, it is not clear if getting vaccinated will prevent any of us from being asymptomatic carriers of the virus (though one study has suggested that those who took the Moderna vaccine might be able to prevent two-thirds of asymptomatic transmission after a single dose).

The decision is yours. I’ve made mine.

What’s One Dose when It Takes Two To Make a Thing Go Right [YouTube link]? Though on my way out of the facility, I was told “The Department of Health will contact you and we’ll see you in December for your Booster Shot!”

Either way, I’ll let you folks know if I end up flat on my face after this second dose. But for now, all is well in Brooklyn, New York.

My Vaccination Record Card!

Postscript (17 April 2021): So I have survived my second dose. No fever, but have had some chills and body aches, not to mention an arm that feels like somebody took a bat to it. Drinking plenty of fluids, and getting lots of rest. 🙂

With a library from left to right … 🙂

[I was asked offline to prove this was not a bot! I am alive, with a library from left to right behind me… 😉 ]