Shot One in the Books

Tuesday, 1:00-1:10. First shot. Come on over to the bus station to get vaccinated…or words to that effect. Kate and I went over at 12:50, figuring this would be a breeze. There was some backup, but it wasn’t bad. We waited in line in our car, slowly moving around the perimeter of the parking lot. Some cars were taken out of line to park in the middle of the lot, while others stayed in line. We stayed in line. “First or second” was the main question at first. I’m not sure that we ever actually showed our confirmation – we were on their list. “Pfizer today” answered our question, “unless you’re getting the second Moderna shot.” You get what they have., and they had Pfizer that day. The cars who were separated were the Moderna second-shot people. They’d get a turn in the shot line after a bit. Everything ran smoothly.

We rolled up to the station and someone came out and gave us our shot in the car. It was quick and painless. I had no after-affects of the shot, and Kate had a headache, but not that bad. Our second shot is April 20 (4 weeks). Hopefully, it will be as smooth as the first one.

Two days later, there was a huge backup at the bus station (now clinic), as people were coming in with “plus-one’s.” Didn’t realize that it was a thing, and they certainly weren’t ready for it. I’m not sure if the system overbooked people, but I guess that it was a mess (three-hour wait times). It seemed to die down on Friday again, but we’ll keep checking to see if things operate smoothly.

Music while waiting? Of course. I told you that we were in our car. Listen to some of what we listened to that day on today’s podcast, which features these artists: Moby Grape, Robyn Hitchcock, Tami Neilson, Dusty Springfield, Bobbie Gentry, Drugdealer, Game Theory, Michael Penn, Hollie Cook, Asa, Amy Winehouse, Raphael Saadiq with Joss Stone, Kevin Morby, Angel Olsen, and Villagers.

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