I feel writing down about our Covid 19 vaccination experience because it feels historical. So we had our 1st dose of Sinovac vaccine last Thursday; thanks to our neighbor who was so diligent in listing down our names when she had her vaxx weeks ago in Cebu City.
Honestly, we were not that crazy in a hurry to get the covid 19 shots as we’re “privileged” enough to be able to afford to just stay at home as I’m unemployed and Mark’s work mostly revolves around the internet. So we’re just slacking it off as to give way to those who more need them, to those whose work require them to be always out and about interacting with other people.
But I received texts regarding our vaxx schedule last Wednesday, less than 24 hours of the upcoming appointment. I was on the fence to go because I felt it was too short of a notice for something that was going to be such a total new thing like Covid 19 vaccine. But then I’m concerned about vaccines getting wasted because of people not showing on their appointments. I/we do not want to waste away vaccines especially that we have no valid reason so we better show up.
I have healthcare worker friends who are working tirelessly just to get the Covid vaccine rolling out, the least we can do for their selfless service is to show up on our vaccine scheduled appointment!
There’s also the concern about the brand of the vaccines. Though, we’re not that crazy about the brand but still it would be nice to get what the first world countries are getting just because so, right? But then, I guess, at this point, we’re all guinea pigs for whichever brand. And, as a parent to 3 kids, I definitely have to do it in the thought that I could give more data to the pharmas making the vaccines so that the newer batches may be more effective, which my kids will be receiving soon.
So my main point is that let’s get vaccinated so we can get a better version of the vaccines for our kids please.
And, I’m hopeful that Covid vaccines is like the surgical masks and alocohol which was super scarce in the start of pandemic but then now they’re easily available. I guess later on Covid vaccines will be very available, in whichever brand, but for now we need to keep it rolling by just getting shot.
(We used the business permit addressed in Cebu City to get the shots in UC Banilad. You may have your self listed in the city / town where your business or work is based.)