Whew! I got several vaccines in 2021! It’s important for me to stay safe and contribute to stopping the spread of transmissible diseases that can result in epidemics and pandemics.
As a product of Chicago Public Schools, I’m used to the vaccine routine. As a registered nurse, I have been taking the flu vaccines for many many years. I still do not understand what is all the fuss about! Anyway, let’s revisit 2021!
I received two (2) COVID vaccinations spaced out by about 2 weeks. Thank goodness President Biden was in office and the muzzles were removed from CDC, NIH and FDA! I have good faith in the effectiveness and safety of the vaccines. I even completed training as a Vaccine Ambassador here in Chicago, because I want to encourage others to get vaccinated in order to stop the spread of the deadly COVID-19!
The Fall season has arrived and so did flu season! Great! Okay, now I have to hurry and schedule MD appointment for my annual flu shot! Influenza is not a disease to take lightly. It is serious and very dangerous. I never waste time and always get my flu shot before the disease starts spreading.
There’s a whole lot of chatter about the booster vaccines right around this time. Looks like I am in the eligible population. I received the link from my healthcare system and immediately made an appointment for my Pfizer booster vaccine.
Glad I’m finished. There’s no need for folks to rush and get the booster vaccine. ONLY those who are eligible will be allowed to get the booster shots at this time. It is important that children, students, and those in other countries who are less fortunate than us to start getting this promising vaccine. It is likely that ineligible folks may never need to get boosters. In Illinois at this time, our infection rates are really dropping.
Let’s be hopeful and see what happens. In the meantime, stay safe and VACCINATE!
FYI, I plan to continue public health safety practices….