Happy Wednesday to you all.
Things have been quiet around here for the last few days, as I have been busy with the Mental Health First Aid course, as well as being unwell over the weekend, so I’ve had to very much focus my attentions on just getting through the last few days.
Life is supposed to be messy, just sometimes it is a bit messier than others. On those times I tend to prioritise what I need to do to get through it. I had my vaccination on Friday, and was one of the unlucky few to get side effects, making me need to rest and focus on priorities only over the weekend. But I got through it, and feel fine.
I’ve mentioned I got the vaccine, and I personally want to say even though there were side effects for a while, it was totally worth it! I am so glad I was able to be vaccinated and would strongly encourage everyone to take up the opportunity when you get invited to do so. I think getting the vaccine has been one of the more positive things that has happened this year.
I thought it may be helpful to give a quick overview of my vaccination experience. It was a really positive experience.
I arrived at a well organised health centre (not my usual one), queued up in the car park with plenty of staff giving directions and instructions.
I went through a one way system of hand sanitising, registration, vaccination card and leaflet station. I then went into a room, the friendly nurse gave me an injection into the top of my arm – it goes in the very top of your arm. I’d say the needle/injection process was about the same as getting a flu jab. It didn’t “hurt” any more than getting the flu jab to me.
After this stage- which took maybe 1 minute maximum, mostly confirming my details and current health, I moved a long to a waiting area, where I was asked to wait for 15 minutes to be sure I had no immediate reaction to the jab (same protocols as getting a flu jab). I was given the option to wait in the car or the waiting area.
The appointment was very straight forward, and the injection was fine – if you have ever had a flu jab its about the same as that.
I strongly encourage anyone to get their jab when they get offered one.
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