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Yet more pokey 11 June 2021

Second vaccine dose achieved!

Same place, though none of the same people. I'd have thought they'd have got the hang of the procedure by now, but they were still confused when I offered them a booking number (the thing we are told we MUST BRING) rather than a name.

I did at least get a batch record card, like everyone else I've asked about it, rather than the horrible scrappy bit of paper I got last time. Even the reception person looked pretty unimpressed by that.

This time I actually felt the stuff going in, which I usually don't, and there was an absorbent pad for the injection site. Then I got the blood clot warning; I like to think that if I had "a headache which lasted four days and was unresponsive to painkillers" I'd probably try to take it to a medic anyway, but at least now I know that if I say those words I might get seen in less than a week. (I am also instructed to look out for calf pain and breathlessness.)

As before, absolutely no negative effects, and I can't even find the injection site by prodding my arm.

And we now have some individually-wrapped sweets sitting on the table, which were meant for the jabbers but got left behind. Bother.

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  1. Posted by RogerBW at 11:44am on 11 June 2021

    In the interests of full disclosure: when my wife leaned hard on my shoulder this morning I could work out roughly where the injection site was, by perceiving the mechanical insult to the deltoid. But I can't any more.

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