So, April 18th

Everyone eligible for the vaccine in Virginia. Should be interesting to say the least.

Right now, our county’s 1B’s aren’t close to done yet – 176K waiting on a second dose and 28K waiting for a first dose. We should have all of them to a first dose at least by then, but getting everyone to a fully vaccinated status…that’s gonna take a while longer.

But, one dose is better than no dose, and yet, they’re two dose vaccines for a reason. We are at least over 3,000 second doses a day for the last week, which is very heartening. If we can keep that number going up, I’ll feel better about the idea of getting vaccinated before Christmas, LOL.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy they’re opening it up to everyone – I’m just very… “How?”

I told one of my coworkers about the 4/18 announcement and she’s…not getting vaccinated. It’s probably a good thing she couldn’t see my face, because it was probably something like this:

I’m sorry, WHAT?

I asked if she was worried about safety – and she’s concerned about long term effects, and potential fertility issues. I do genuinely understand that, but you know what also fucks up your fertility? Being on a ventilator. Long haul Covid. Death. (I did not say that to her, but my god, it was in my head.) Her words: “I’ll take my chances.” Which, as she said it, really didn’t shock me – she’s never acted like it was a hoax, but I don’t think she’s ever appreciated how badly Covid can fuck you up, cause she has done some stuff over this pandemic that makes my hair curl. (Totally “allowed” things, but still “oh shit why would you do that?”)

It was just so disappointing because we have another coworker who *cannot* get the vaccine due to medical reasons. (Not a secret. She’s also understandably freaked out about vaccine passports.) So, we all get vaccinated to protect *her* and everyone in the same boat, if not for ourselves, right?

Just disappointing.

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2 Responses to So, April 18th

  1. Ashley says:

    I feel like vaccination is every group project I’ve ever done, where everyone wants a high grade but only a few people do all the work. Everyone who ever got screwed over in group projects is clamoring for shots because we’ve been trained since childhood to carry the burden. We know this ends if we don’t do the work.

    Do you go through VAMS in your fine commonwealth? If so, try to register before the official start date if you can. Here, like in many states, they did unannounced soft openings a day or so in advance of each age group’s official start. That way, you could at least get the VAMS process done before appointments opened up.

    • A Dreamer says:

      Yes! This entire pandemic has been a really shitty group project.

      Our registration is county only, and our own homegrown system – for whatever reason they’re not participating in the state sign ups. Can’t register before they announce eligibility and they’ve said they’ll toss sign-ups if you try and register early and you’re not eligible.

      1c will be “sometime next week” and then all hell will break loose on 4/18, LOL.

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