Mediocre with flashes of brilliance
- Nov 26, 2002
- Reaction score
- Gumdrop house on Lollipop Ln.
My wife and I got our first (Phizer) last week and aside from injection site soreness the only thing I noticed was we had to go to bed early that night. I felt unusually tired that night and a bit the next day. It's the only flu-type shot I've ever taken.Had my first COVID vax Friday, btw. Pfizer. Wasn't my choice but you get what you can.
No reactions at all and feeling just fine.
I'll try to keep this non-political, but will allow that my wife had just broken down crying a while back due to extreme frustration with trying to navigate the state (Mass.) registration site and that isn't her. I was riled up. She'd been getting up in the middle of the night to try to get in and was just worn out. The way we ended up with appointments was through a tip from a friend to check out the Randolph town website and we got quick appointments through them. That seems to be a common theme around here. You're lost in the shuffle until a friend gives you some info that the herd doesn't know about and you share it with your friends in turn.
You'd think that the state would have coordinated the appointments under their system, but that was not our experience. The state site simply sucks, imo. It is
loaded with inadequate capacity, inaccurate/slow updating and numerous blind alleys and people have found their own way to get shit done rather than wait for the Government
to do something sensibly.
As an aside, Randolph had a big parking lot set up with volunteers and checkpoints and we were given the shots by Holbrook firefighters as we sat in our car. It
was well organized and easy.
Since we were on blacktop on a warm spring day and the Jakes were working out of coolers, I did wonder why we heard about required super-cold refrigerators that "only hospitals would have", but apparently that wasn't necessary. If anybody knows more about the particulars on that, then please share.