Last evening, I got my second Pfizer vaccine done.
Personally for me, the entire process felt a little unreal – as if I was stepping in a recreation of a historical moment. Like walking reliving in a completely immersive interactive museum.
The process here in Rome is pretty straightforward. Vaccines dates are given by age groups, so you wait for your turn to book an appointment by either going to the Salute Lazio website or by the app.
You’d be given a choice of Pfizer, or AstraZeneca or Johnson’s or Moderna. For me, I chose Pfizer as it was one of the kinds that is recognised in Singapore, which theoretically should make it easier for when I want to return.
Cart managed to get an appointment at La Nuvola, which is lucky for him as it is just a few minutes drive from where we live.
Unfortunately for me, the only location for Pfizer for my age group at the time had to be done at La Vela which is about an hour drive away. Argh.
But apart from that, the organisation was pretty smooth. When I reached the location, all I had to do was to show the SMS I got, and I was ushered in the right queue.
The vaccination area I was at, was made up of big white tents. I didn’t have to wait for too long and I was allowed to enter.
The first stop was to take the temperature with a device that looked like a metal palm. When there was a green light, I passed through.
We had to have our tessera sanitaria ready, to be given to one of the staff at the computer who keys in your data and asks you to fill up a form about your information, health and declaration of agreement.
The next stop was an interview with the doctor asking you questions like your medical history or if you have allergies.
After that, the next stop was actual injection. You sit down and be asked which arm you want jabbed. I don’t know if it makes much difference so I asked for right arm for the first time and left for the second. So it is balanced. Don’t know if this makes sense?🤷♀️
The final stop was to stay in the waiting room for 15 minutes to ensure that you were fine before you were released.
It’s the morning after at this point of time typing. Loads of people are warning that the second dose hits harder than the first time. I’m not feeling feverish right now, but my vaccinated arm feels a little sore.
Regardless, now I have inbuilt 5G. And this is how I managed to blog this entry today.