To my surprise, I had a text from the NHS calling me in for my vaccine last Friday.
The fact that they have started vaccinating under 30s as soon as they have around here is a really impressive feat. and I share my admiration and respect to everyone who has been involved in the process.
The process was very easy, I went in, stated my name and date of birth about three times, sat down, waited for five minutes, then was called up to have it. They also provided a leaflet with all of the information regarding what the vaccine is made up of and it’s possible side affects.
The vaccine happened so fast, I barely noticed it. The key thing to do is to make sure your arm is relaxed, and if needles aren’t your thing at all, keep breathing and look away.
They make sure you sit for 15 minutes, just to make sure you are not feeling any adverse affects.
And out I went with my card, awaiting the call for my second dose, which I imagine will be done via text.
My arm is aching, I am feeling a little bit drained but nothing too bad.
I feel very privileged to have been able to receive the vaccine but unfortunately, many people in the world will not be able to receive a dose for some time.
India in particular is suffering and there is a significant need for oxygen to save lives. I have been given a reliable donation link and if you are able to support, I’d encourage you to do so.
Here is the link: https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/mission-oxygen-helping-hospitals-to-save-lives?utm_medium=whatsappShare&utm_content=d3c30bf00c4bf87fede016d8d577988d&shby=1&utm_source=internal&utm_campaign=mission-oxygen-helping-hospitals-to-save-lives
Wishing everyone well.