I got the Covid 19 vaccine first dose-thanks to everyone who made it happenToday is a special day to me. After almost more than a year of tension, and traumatic wait for a cure or vaccine for the pandemic which shook and traumatised the whole world, I got my first dose of Covid 19 vaccine. Anxiety and expectation climaxed to an 'ANTI'-climax.
I pinched myself to make sure that it is reality. There are no words to thank all those who made it happen. The scientists and health technicians, the Statesmen, and our own Government and PM Sri Modi who facilitated vaccine for many poor nations too.
( I thought of starting a new thread instead of responding in the thread posted by Vandana because the post may not get the real visibility and impact of the message I wanted to convey as the earlier thread is nearing its deadline period).
Though I was telling myself that I will be taking the vaccine the moment it gets released to the public, I did not rush in when it became open a fortnight ago. That s because I expected some software glitches if all rushed in at a time and thought to wait till it got somewhat stabilised. Moreover in Kerala it was announced that the first few days will be used for the election work officials. .Also I was suffering from severe leg pain and was busy with clinical and lab tests and consulting doctor and taking medicines.
All those got somewhat stabilised, my pain also subsided to a tolerable level.
Last Saturday, I logged into CoWin app, which I had downloaded almost a month ago from a link I got from Whats app post.
The operation was very smooth. Already I knew and decide about my vaccination centre-a nearby Private hospital. It was my luck and I got my schedule for forenoon on 15th March at the said hospital. That was quite suitable and as wished by me.( Some of my friends who had registered in the initial days got schedule on April 6 th etc)
Today I reached the hospital by 9.45 am. The going was smooth. After making payment, and verifying my Aadhar card and online registration, I was asked whether I suffer from any allergy. I said No and I was allowed in the vaccination room by 10.20. A few were waiting there..My vaccination was over by 10.30. I was asked to wait for 30 minutes. By 11 am I came out of the observation room.
So the whole process from reaching the hospital till I left the hospital completing my vaccination and observation time was just one and a quarter hour in total. I could see many people waiting in queue for vaccination.
This Covid 19 vaccination gave me a satisfying experience. It was also new, that children took their parents for vaccination. World has really changed after Covid, isn't it?