I did a post recently about whether I was going to get the COVID-19 vaccine or not. If you did not read that, the answer was that I would indeed be getting the shot.
I got an email a few days ago, saying that I was able to register to get a vaccine due to me being a licensed daycare provider. The kicker was that I could only get it the very next day if I wanted it. I was apprehensive but I decided to sign up anyways.
In this post, I wanted to talk about how getting it went! Read on if interested.
The vaccine I got signed up to get
As you probably know, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are the ones available in the United States. I had been wanting the Moderna shot due my husband’s and other people’s experiences with it.
Low and behold, Moderna was the one they were offering me! I was really excited about that and felt like my dreams had been answered (corny, I know).
Getting the vaccine
Even though I had been excited the day before, I became really scared the hour before my appointment. This was due to me thinking about people who have had horrible reactions to the vaccines and people who have allegedly died from them.
I ended up having a horrible panic attack which involved screaming and crying while outside of the vaccination place. This made me end up almost missing the appointment but a staff member called me from inside the building and said that there was still time to get it.
I took a deep breath and went up to the building. The masked staff let me in and that was that. I was going to commit to getting the shot.
There was only three other people in the building which was nice. I was still very jittery from my panic attack though.
I got the shot and sat in another room for 15 minutes for observation. I then departed the building out into the freezing cold.
After getting the vaccine
Right after I got in the car, I started shivering uncontrollably. I thought I was having a bad reaction to the vaccine but my husband said that it was probably just because I was cold and still dealing with panicked feelings.
The shivering stopped and I was fine again. I did not experience any pain in my arm for the rest of the night but I knew that I would eventually.
Indeed I did.
The next morning, I had quite the sore arm. So much so that I had a hard time raising it and would not be able to workout that evening. It was not too horrible to the point of where I could not do anything however.
I also developed some intermittent aches in my left leg. I do not know if the vaccine or PMS caused it but it was slightly annoying. Tylenol eased the discomfort in both my leg and arm, thankfully.
My current state
As I sit here typing this (50 hours since getting the shot), I am able to raise my arm all the way up without wincing in pain. Success!
The pain in my left leg has mostly gone away which is great. I was also able to exercise about an hour before doing this post.
This first shot has not been bad at all. I am worried about the second one because I have heard that is when it really hits you.
I just wanted to post this to have another account of a Moderna experience out there on the internet for others to see.
Thanks for reading!
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