My daughter got her first vaccine this past Friday. I believe it was one of the first days it was available to the 11 year olds. She just missed the cutoff with the first round. I wanted to let you know how it went in case you are about to do the same with your little one.
We have three girls...the older two are vaccinated but our little one was not eligible yet. In our family, we will feel much better about traveling and gathering for Thanksgiving when she gets vaccinated. It looks like we will all be able to do that just in time...
I know there are lots of people out there with compromised immune systems that have been waiting for the protection of a third COVID shot. My daughter's boyfriend is one of them, not being able to see her in over a year. Today is decision making day about that and a lot of people are waiting for the big answer. Here is what we know so far:
Can you be bribed? I can. I learned that about myself when I was 6. I was afraid to get a shot and my mom said that she would take me for an ice cream if I was a big girl. Suddenly, I was a trooper and to this day I still don't have polio.
Sharif Elmenchawy, a Pharmacist at Cure-Rx on Mule Road in Toms River, has some ways to calm your fears, alleviate any side effects and also explains what happens when you don't get both vaccination doses of Moderna or Pfizer.