Second Dose!

(Post 130 of 263. Thanks again to those who participated in the Fundrazr. As I mentioned in the post announcing Bast’s passing from COVID, I thank everyone for your generous donations to the original Fundrazr campaign, which resulted in sponsored 263 posts. I will continue to honour the commitment to write those 263 posts, but I will not commit to more. The link above is to a new campaign to help Bast’s family.)

Today, I was fortunate enough to be able to get my second dose of the Astrazeneca vaccine.

I’m glad that I haven’t been paying too much attention to any vaccination news besides from official sources or else I would have started to freak out. I don’t know if the supply problems and long lines to get the Pfizer vaccine were a result of a different organisational system (or lack thereof) or people trying to get a vaccine out of turn, but the rumours I did pick up would have been enough to fray the strongest nerves.

A few days ago, I saw a post from the governor’s office about the arrival of the second doses of AZ for the 40-49ers in Mérida, my group, so I was on high alert for news of when and where to go.

A scene straight out of the ending of those apocalyptic movies I love so much!

Yesterday, there was another post from the governor’s office announcing that they had started on the 40-49ers! I found no further information through his account, nor that of Protección Civil and Secretaría de Salud. I know I checked a few other places before a lightbulb went on. Sure enough, the Ayuntamiento de Mérida page had an informational graphic explaining when and where to go based on your birthday and postal code, just like for the first dose.

My date was today and my location was again the Siglo XXI convention centre. I did not receive a text with an appointment, so I decided to go around opening today, which was at 8:00. I don’t know how I timed it so well, but I arrived around 8:30 and I was done before 9:00, no wait at all except in the observation area. It was perfect timing because as I was coming out, a couple of buses arrived and started offloading large groups of people.

Two more weeks to go before I can call myself fully vaccinated, but, at last, I have a date for that!