With COVID-19 still being a thing, it was just a matter of time until I would get my shot. Or, as others would describe it, get my little micro chip. That I would do it someday or another was always clear to me, the only question was when. When is the perfect time? The right moment?
With my new job, of course it makes life easier once I am officially vaccinated. There is no need to get tested every now and again. There is no need to worry about not being able to check into your hotel room and stuff like that.
However, I am not a huge fan of the way things are getting handled these days. I don’t like the idea of forcing people into doing it. I don’t like the way, different groups of people might be handled in the future. I don’t understand why we are always doing the very same mistakes, independent from the actual problem that is standing in front of us.
I did it, because this is the least I can do for the community I live in. I did it, because it makes my life more safe and comfortable. But still, I also understand the people that will not do it. I can understand the worries, I can understand the fear. At the end of the day, we should always be in control of what’s going to happen to our bodies. I do not want to live in a world, in which others, who or whatever that might be, decides over my head, forcing me to do something that I do not want.
I am not a doctor and I am definitely not an expert in this field. I just now a bit about engineering and life itself. If you should get vaccinated or not is up to you! I do not have the right to tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. Therefore, I will not do that. But nevertheless, I will tell you how it went.
The process itself is organized well. A typical German thing, I guess. You show up at the expected time, the paper work gets done, the doctor speaks to you/ to a group of people, you can ask questions if you like, you wait until it’s your turn, you get the shot, you wait for around 15 minutes in the waiting area, you go home. I have spend half an hour at the facility in total, therefore, I can not really complain. I got the Johnson and Johnson stuff, therefore, this was the only shot I will take. Job done!
And how was the time after? How did your body react to it? To be honest, it was ok. I had my appointment on a Saturday, which gave me nearly two days to recover and rest. Two days which I actually needed. In the first hour or so everything is fine. I drove back home and felt my arm hurting a little bid. Not pain itself, but the normal feeling you have after getting vaccinated. Then, I started to notice some changes. I felt exhausted, tired, done with the day. It was a hot day, therefore, I felt already pretty hot, at least temperature wise. After four hours I started to get chills, followed by a bit of heat the hour after. Nothing serious, but it’s just a strange combination of events. After that, I already started to feel better laying in bed and relax. I did not got any headache or something like this and the only thing was the arm, hurting when I accidentally rolled over to the side. The night was good and I slept well. I woke up with a bit of a headache, but drinking some water made it go away pretty soon. I felt that my body wasn’t ready to rumble and that I got exhausted pretty easily after taking a couple of steps. But that’s no problem, I could take a rest on Sunday as well. I was already doing my blog for hours, packing my stuff for work and felt better during the day. But after two days, life was back to normal, right? Well, not quite so. In fact, I have a headache. It’s not that horrible or anything like that, but it is definitely going on my nerves. Well, if it’s not getting better till next week, I will need to check it.
But that was just me. You might have experienced something else? Are you already vaccinated? What’s your opinion about it? Please, let us know!
See you next time!