More people around me are getting vaccinated or getting appointments. Some through the pharmacy program (AZ) and some through work and some through the aged based rollout which is now hitting those in their 40s (or so it seems by social media posts!)
I got my invite to book a couple of days ago and so am getting my first vaccination shot soon. I've been a little nervous about it but people near me who've had their first shot only maybe had a bit of extra tired or a bit of a sore arm so I'm less worried.
Plus, Jason got vaccinated this weekend and while I know it takes two weeks for the thingies to do the thing (Science man!) the relief I felt when he texted to tell me "all done" was... well, surprising. I couldn't stop crying. I've been incredibly worried about him (and about my parents as they're older) due to his asthma and just having been through some health scares with him the last few years (including the pneumonia that nearly killed him and the hospital trips around that... I did not want to repeat that with Covid, nor do I ever want to repeat it again with anything to be honest.) It felt like I'd been trying to hold his health together with worry for over a year and knowing he's on his way to being more protected, well, thank you Scientists.
Because really, thank you to everyone who has gotten us to this point. The Scientists and techs and workers and thinkers and the medical folk who have tried to keep us ok. To the doctors and public health people who have been working to educate us while keeping us calm. And to everyone who has been doing their part to be smart and follow health directives. To everyone who has sacrificed and struggled and dealt with everything this least year plus has thrown our way. Thank you to the money that was thrown at vaccine development and to everyone involved in that.
So stay well and safe wherever you are and keep doing the best you can to be ok with.... all of this. Because it's a lot.