Thursday, April 22, 2021

Thursday Thirteen

Today I get the second dose of the Moderna vaccine. Here are 13 reasons why I am receiving the vaccine for Covid-19.

1. I have a tendency to catch everything that comes around. It's a miracle that I haven't had this virus yet. I personally have been grateful for the lockdown because it has made me very aware of how much exposure to people contributes to my constant illnesses.

2. My doctor said I would die if I catch Covid. She pulls no punches and said to get the first shot I could. So I did.

3. It's the socially responsible thing to do. If we do not have enough people obtaining the vaccine, this virus will continue to obliterate portions of hte population. I think 560,000+ US citizens dead from a virus that should have been contained six months ago, had we had adequate leadership, is more than enough death.

4. When I do go out of my house, I want to feel less anxious. Lots of Covidiots running around here do not wear masks and have no clue what personal space is, much less six feet of distance.

5. I believe the vaccines are as safe as they are going to be. They are based on 20 years of research, not specifically for this virus, but for SARS and similar viruses. Scientists and pharmacies didn't just make this up out of thin air.

6. The vaccine was tested prior to emergency authorization. It's an unfortunate trade-off that perhaps one person has died from the vaccine. But that's one person compared to over a half-million.

7. Others have been sickened by the vaccine, but they generally are better within a few days. Covid-19 has been shown to have staying power and people are still dealing with it months later. If a vaccine can keep me from having that kind of reaction to a virus, I will take the vaccine.

8. Getting vaccinated protects not only me but also the people I love who may die if I were to pass the virus on to them.

9. The risks of Covid-19 far outweighs the risks from the vaccine. That's in the numbers.

10. The more people receive the vaccine, the sooner we can stop with the body counts and resume our lives. Or some semblance of them, anyway.

11. The vaccine does not give you Covid, though you may have an immune response to it that makes you feel lousy for a few days.

12. I don't have polio because I received a vaccine for it. Same for tetanus and other diseases.

13. My husband needs me to be around a while, and I need him to be around a while. He received the J&J shot and had no issues. Hopefully, I will have no issues with the Moderna second shot.

Fingers crossed.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while and this is my 703rd time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday. Or so sayth the Blogger counter, anyway.


  1. How nice that you and your husband had your shots. Nicer if you don't have any immune response but if you do here's hoping they are easily manageable.

    Sometimes I can't help "glaring" at people who don't wear mask. I'm not gonna die of Covid. I might die because someone was offended by how I look at their maskless face.

  2. I'm not big on vaccines but this was a big reason to get one, to stop the spread and I have felt much relieved since I got it.

  3. I had a very mild reaction to the second dose. A sore spot on my arm and fatigue. Fingers crossed yours is mild, too!

  4. My sentiments exactly! I had my second Moderna yesterday with no ill effects.


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