Are you fully vaccinated now? If so, congratulations to you! As you can see in the strange selfie up top, I received my second Moderna shot on April 1. Here are the side effects I encountered after jabs one and two:
March 4: First vaccination. The only note-worthy side effect was the GREAT BIG smile behind my mask. Oh, and my arm was a little sore at the injection site the next day. No big deal.
April 1: Second vaccination. I received this jab at 10AM. The only immediate side effect was a sense of joy. Also, I had a wicked craving for FRIED CHICKEN. The next day morning brought a different story: I felt that I’d been mowed over by an 18 wheeler! Chills. Headache. And my upper arm was extremely sore at the injection site. I popped three Tylenol and took to my fainting couch. Six hours later, all my symptoms were gone — even my sore arm. Amazing.
In truth, I had hoped for at least some kind of reaction to the second shot. Otherwise, I might have imagined — for no good reason at all — that the vaccine hadn’t worked!
And here’s another side effect from the second jab: On April 15, Fox and I will be able to entertain small groups of fully-vaxxed friends here at Clover Hill. It’s been more than a year since we’ve had any dinner guests in the house.
And what about you? If you’ve been vaccinated, let me know how your body reacted. Also, let me know if you are currently feeling a sense of optimism!
xKevin, who will continue to wear a mask in public/practice social distancing/avoid crowds.
Update: I’m reading ALL of the comments below this post. Glad to know that so many of you are fully vaxxed!