I got my second Covid-19 booster shot today! I was torn about getting the shot, when in many parts of the world, so many people haven’t even been able to get one Covid vaccine, let alone four. But ultimately, my skipping the shot would not mean that someone in Haiti or Malawi could get one. The distribution just doesn’t work that way.
So when I heard that I was eligible for another one because enough time has passed since my booster in October, I made the appointment yesterday with a city-run vaccination clinic. I went this afternoon, and, as usual, the city clinic was run with efficiency and good cheer. The volunteers were helpful and friendly, I waited less than five minutes, and I left with a smile on my face.
If it’s like my first three doses of Pfizer, I will feel rotten tomorrow. But I can deal with that. Studies show that the immunity wanes a few months after the vaccination. So I was most likely not well protected any more. I’m grateful to get the extra boost of immunity. I wish everyone could.