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For kicks, I drove by the aych one en one clinic after work yesterday to see what the line up sitchyashun was. There was no one outside, so I parked and went inside. I was met by a small group of people, maybe 5 or 6, waiting to be vacksinated. I called AH to have him meet me there and I left and picked up the girls.
We only waited about 20 minutes, indoors, gave our relevant information, which is apparently EVERYTHING. I was very firm in telling AH and the public health nurse and the nurse in the station beside ours that I did not want to get a vackseen. I had heard that they were running out of this week’s supply and I, being the only one in my family not a part of one of the priority groups, didn’t want to take a dose that could go to someone who needs it more than me. All three of them insisted I get it. When I persisted, the public nurses assured me that our clinic is not running low and because AH works in the health care field, he could bring the virus home with him. So we all got the vacksinashun.
Eirinn was mostly concerned with the stickers she saw being dangled like carrots for the kids, specifically the timing of receiving said stickers. When it was her turn, I distracted her by getting her to pick her sticker. Her reaction to the needle? “ow.” Doesn’t even warrant a capital o. She didn’t even realize what was happening and she got her sticker and everyone was happy.
Avery was almost as unfazed by the whole deal. She watched, so she was a little more nervous, but when the needle went in, she gave a similar “ow”, followed by the lamest “ah” in the history of complaints.
Done. In and out within an hour. No big whoop.
Post Script: For being such a big, brave girl, Eirinn got to pick dinner. She has an incredibly distinguished palate, so she chose Pogos. Wicked awesome.