How German pilot celebrated the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccine in December 2020
Is the Covid-19 vaccine available in your area?
Do you plan to get the vaccine when it is offered?
How German pilot celebrated the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccine in December 2020
Is the Covid-19 vaccine available in your area?
Do you plan to get the vaccine when it is offered?
Good morning, Marian! Quite a feat–the pilot and the vaccine. Of course, I plan to get it! Right now, it’s figuring out when and where. Most places are booked and/or lacking vaccines. Son-in-law who is a nurse has had both of his shots, and both daughters are scheduled.
My doctor said some of his patients are resisting the shots, which has both of us puzzled. Why wouldn’t you receive a life-saving medication because we know the dangers of contracting the disease. I’m happy to hear both your daughters and son-in-law have received the vaccine, working in your family in reverse order of the usual protocol.
I know you are taking precautions and will get the vaccine, I hope sooner rather than later. When Johnson & Johnson roll out their vaccine, only one dose will be required.
Thank you, Merril!
I don’t understand why people wouldn’t get it either–any side effects will definitely be less severe than contracting the virus. Son-in-law is a nurse, one daughter is a social worker, and other daughter has an auto-immune disease–that’s why they all have priority.
Thanks for the follow-up here. I’m sure you have peace of mind with close family members “covered” with the vaccine protection.
The things you find, Marian!! What a fun flight. We’ve put in our application and are on a list for our district in Virginia of over 65s who qualify but I will be pleasantly surprised if our names actually come up before late spring/early summer. My Mom and sister (the most vulnerable in our family) got their first shots and the roll out in Indiana went very smoothly–from what I hear from others there. Thanks for checking in and always caring. Hope you can get yours soon!
I hope you have a pleasant surprise in the timing of getting the vaccine, Melodie. Fortunately, you have peace of mind about your Mom and sister, a good thing for right now. Thanks for checking in today, always appreciated! 🙂
Good Morning, Marian,
Yes, I do plan to get the vaccination as soon as they are available to my age group.
It’s good to see you here, Pat. Best wishes for a speedy delivery of the vaccine to you. And, peace be with you too! 🙂
Very clever. The vaccine is available here in Spain. They are doing the care homes and health care workers first. Rightly so. My mom in Canada has had her first shot. Happy to know that. Stay safe!
I’m glad you have peace of mind about your mom. I have heard that the first shot give 53% protection with the second, possibly 95%. At least we have a vaccine to combat this pernicious virus. Thanks for sharing news from Spain, Darlene!
I’ve never been more grateful that I live in Vermont. I’m in between doses (turns out I fell into the essential worker cohort) and Woody is getting his first this Friday, as part of the Over 75 group. We’re very organized, very methodical up here. Only unknown is how many doses the companies can keep manufacturing and distributing. .
I’m happy that you have received a first dose and await your second with Woody in line for his. How wonderful that we have a vaccine to begin with. Our governor has aggressively advocated for Florida citizens, as we have an older population. Though I’m not an essential worker, I’m happy to have received my first dose last Friday.
Thanks for sharing the good news, Janet! 😀
We are on the list and hoping to get it soon as we are both in our eighties. Funny how things happen but the last two communities we lived in received their vaccines within the last two weeks. But seeing that we just moved to a new community, no telling when we will get ours. So we are staying home and only going out when absolutely necessary and when we do go out, we wear our masks and practice social distancing. Stay safe.
Irwin, thanks for swinging by today. I can tell you are taking precautions to stay well. I’m sending my good wishes for you and your mate to get the vaccine sooner rather than later.
By the way, even after we get our shots, we are still required to wear masks and practice social distancing until the virus is under control. . . at least in our area. 😀
Marian: Thanks for your good wishes. Yup, believe me, we know about wearing our masks and social distancing afterwards cause, my educated guess is we will be practicing these habits for a long time. Stay safe Marian and if you are where it is cold, stay warm. By the way, as a matter of information, we were born and raised in Reading, PA. but now live in FL. 🌞
My niece has had the vaccine (both doses) as has my mother (one dose; the next one is tomorrow I believe). My father is still trying to get it, but their are limited slots. Not sure how much is available in my area.
L. Marie, peace of mind about older (or vulnerable) relatives counts for something. Thanks for sharing here today, always appreciated! 🙂
I’ll be taking my parents for their first vaccine this Saturday. Our local hospital system is having a three day mass vaccine clinic downtown. Unfortunately, the rural areas are being left behind.
Now that we have a vaccine, distribution is a huge problem with everyone reaching for (and needing) a bite of the carrot at the same time. I’m so happy your parents will get the vaccine on Saturday, peace of mind for all concerned. Thanks, Jill! 🙂
How creative!! Creativity is always so interesting, stimulating and enjoyable. Had my first shot on the 20th with the second one scheduled for the 10th. It’s amazing the lengths and distances some will go to receive the vaccine, some are very creative in getting their appointments. Some even offered on the spot when it’s closing time and they have several vials remaining before expiration. I’m very grateful that we have the resources to provide for our citizens. Hopeful that everyone will be able to have theirs before summer rolls around. `
Thanks for sharing gratitude here. When the Spanish flu gripped the world in the early 1900s, a vaccine was not available as it is today. Thank God researchers worldwide worked cooperatively to deliver the vaccine to us, some would say at warp speed! Again, thanks, Carolyn!
That is amazing! I’m 61, so I’ll have to wait a while. But I will when it’s my turn, Marian. I suffered a mild case of covid last October but I doubt I developed antibodies.
Oh, my, Terri! I’m sure you are taking precautions even though you may have some residual antibodies to protect your health. We’ll both hope and pray you will stay healthy until it’s your turn. Thanks again for sharing here.
Marian — Needless to say, my pilot-husband, Len, thoroughly enjoyed learning about this!
Oh my, Laurie. Yes, indeed, Len would be intrigued with this image. Honestly, I don’t know how it’s humanly possible for any pilot, even an expert, to trace such an image. Maybe the track was large enough so that the corners wouldn’t look so ragged. ;-D
Thanks for swinging by today!
Boy these are THE questions of the day! I’m not yet even on a list to be allowed to get the vaccine. I’m too young, too healthy, and too insignificant. 🙄 That being muttered, I’ll get it when the time comes… probably months from now.
I agree you are young, you and healthy, but you are NOT too insignificant. Though you are not a health-care worker, you are a writer, whom I hold in high esteem. So there, Ally!
Best wishes for a vaccine for you and husby before summer.
Thank you for your kind words.
Marian, that pilot drawing is so cool Our daughter got the vaccine yesterday because she is a health care worker. The rest of us are still waiting, even those over eighty! They are promising to give it out soon! If you’re over eighty soon isn’t soon enough!
Elfrieda, I know you and Hardy are taking precautions. Still, I hope you both can get the vaccine sooner rather than later. In the meantime, we’ll pray for continued good health. How this pandemic has brought home the truth that health is wealth. Sending healthy hugs! ((( )))
I love that! How ingenious! It looks like 6.9 million people in the UK have had the first shot of the vaccine, mainly the elderly and people in care homes. As we are not in the high risk section of population, we might not get ours until late May or early June. Can’t wait! How about you?
The statistic from the UK looks like immense progress. I hope you can get yours sooner than you think. How about me? My husband and I received our first doses last week. We are in the over 65 age group and qualify. Who knew that age is a working in our favor these days. Thanks, Fatima! 🙂
I am very glad to hear it! I think age has many advantages, as most milestones have been achieved and there is generally less stress. In England, citizens over 60 get a free bus pass too. 3 years to go for me! 😉👍
You have much to look forward to, Fatima. Thanks for the followup here! 🙂
We try to find humor even in the middle of a global health crisis. Age is the funniest thing. For years, we dream of being older as age means increased freedoms (driving, voting, drinking, etc.) At some point the script flips and we want to be younger again. When the news of the vaccine rollout happened, we decided it might be good to be older again. Unfortunately, we both are just under 65. Life keeps messing with us. 🤣
I hope you heard my chuckle. Thanks so much for injecting (pun intended!) some humor into this conversation. Pete, I believe you are probably taking precautions, so I predict you will stay healthy until your turn comes, I hope sooner rather than later. Always good to see you here! 🙂
Hi Marian, this is very innovative and fun. No vaccines here in South Africa.
Thanks for swinging by, Robbie. I wonder if you have a low infection rate since you mention there are no vaccines in South Africa. Be well, my dear! 🙂
Our infection rate is quite high, Marian, and so is our death rate. Per the World Coronavirus metre, we are by far the highest in Africa, but that could be a factor of us having better ways of measuring infections and deaths in our private medical sector. I don’t trust our figures as they are private medical sector heavy despite the fact that the bulk of our population would be government medical sector. There are also c. 75 000 excess deaths over the past 10 months. We are being very careful. Apparently, our government can’t afford the vaccine.
Oh my, Robbie. Thanks for the clarification here. The statistics are sobering. I hope and pray you and your family stay well. You are young, so that’s a bonus ! 🙂
How clever of that pilot! Nope none here – yet. Ivermectin is gaining as a medicine of choice. Do I plan to get the vaccine as, when and if it becomes available? I’m sitting on the fence here … initially I thought no, then I thought yes, now I am not so sure … probably more weighted for yes …
Robbie, above, also lives in South Africa and left a comment above. I have not heard of the drug you mention, Ivermectin, so I wonder how close, ingredient-wise, it is the vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna. Thanks for stopping by today and offering news from your country, Susan. In the meantime, I hope you remain healthy! 🙂
Hobby and I received our first shots today.
Yay, Lisa, I’m so happy for you and your husband. You have significant protection now and are probably in line for a second dose. Thanks for sharing the good news! 😀
I received my first dose last weekend. I showed up at a vaccine clinic for healthcare workers and teachers in another county. As I don’t fall into those groups, the medical dr had to personally okay my application. Fortunately, his compassion won out, as he listened to my pleas. As a person over 65, with stage 4 kidney disease, and active multiple myeloma, my chemotherapy is on hold without the vaccine. My appeals to our governor, senator, congressperson, and state representative for vaccine went unanswered.
Your persistence paid off – I’m SO happy for this good report here, Ginger. I hope this means you are automatically approved for the second dose without your doctor’s intervention again. By the way, your name remains on my prayer list; we know prayer is a powerful tool of intercession. Blessing to you, my friend! 🙂
There is a limited supply of the covid-19 vaccine available in my area. I wanted to get it, but my doctor advised me not to because of my history of having life threatening anaphylaxis allergic reactions to certain drugs and to shellfish. So… someone else will be getting my vaccines, instead.
Linda Lee, I am sure you are observing safe practices while you wait for the pandemic to get under control. In the meantime, I will praying for your continued health and freedom from the virus. Thanks for adding to the conversation today. 🙂
Thank you! ❤❤❤ I’m saying prayers for you, too.
Thank you SO much! 🙂
Andy & I are scheduled to get ours January 29 at 4:00 ar Regency. Called the number online for COVID vaccine and gave our info. They called us the next day and scheduled us. Good luck in making your decision.
Bonnie, your comment reminds me that the old Sears store at Regency Mall is serving a new purpose these days, first as a testing center and now for vaccine distribution. We were able to get our first dose last Friday. So thankful that our mayor and governor work together to help release the vaccine in our state. Thanks for sharing the good news!
Pre-registered for Covid 19 Vaccine (over 70/hubby & me)… None available at present, so we’re on a list and waiting our turn. Stay safe and well, Marian!
I’m sure there is some comfort to being pre-registered and having your name on a wait list. May you and hubby’s turn come up sooner rather than later. Thanks for the good wishes. I pray you will stay safe and well too, Bette! 🙂
That is pretty incredible, Marian! Thanks for sharing the pilot’s route. I love how creative some people are and then have it go viral. 🙂 Not sure when Mark and I will get the vaccine. There are definitely people who need it more. We hope our parents – in MA and Belgium – get them soon, but chaos and incompetence have been barriers worldwide!
If only the rollout could have been as slick as the skywriting here. I guess we have to concentrate on the fact that the vaccine was formulated in record time, something the world didn’t have in 1918 when the Spanish Flu swept through. I too hope that your parents in Belgium and in-laws in MA have access to the vaccine very soon.
I believe this week you had a special presentation. I hope it went well . . . in fact, I’m sure it did! 🙂
By the way, according to WP stats, I’m still getting views on your guest post last week. Wow!
Hi Marian! The presentation went alright, all things considering. I was very nervous and it was the first time I was a panelist at a (Zoom) webinar. But, we will have to see if it brings any sales after all that hard work…
I was curious about how it went, so thanks for the report. 🙂
How well I remember my first presentation after the launch, a Powerpoint for a writers’ group in PA. I felt uneasy until I got into it, so I know the feeling. I sold only a few softcovers but the host told me she thought others would buy e-books. I don’t remember exactly what happened, but I got through it. That’s the thing – getting THROUGH it. Ha!
Oh my goodness YES! Marian as soon as I am called . Obviously people in high risk gets priority, which is completely right . The mere thought of not accepting fills me with horror . It’s been pretty bad here . We have been in lock down since before Christmas. We just have to be patient and we will get there …think of how many people have lost their lives , it breaks my heart .
Yes, Cherry. HEARTBREAKING is the word to describe the suffering, deaths, and isolation. Not taking a vaccine when it is offered to me seems like being in a snake pit and refusing medicine to combat the poison. Stay well, my dear, along with best wishes that you will be called up soon. oxo
Our governor has decided that in order to reopen schools all educators as well as essential school workers (i.e. aids, bus drivers, kitchen workers, etc.) must be inoculated before the rest of the population. We had thought we would be getting ours at this point in time, but seniors (65 and over) have been moved to the back of the line and will start injecting 80 and above first some time in mid-March or April. Bob will be able to get his then because he is over 80, but I will be somewhat later since I’m the youngster here at almost 75. Now we’ve been told there may be changes to all this because Johnson & Johnson will be submitting their vaccine to the FDA. Read an article this morning that concerns me about their vaccine, however. We do what we have to do and so we wait. Thanks for the interesting image. Hard work for that pilot.
It’s interesting to read how governors make decisions based on how they interpret data. My son would wish to be in your state right now: He is a high school photography teacher and works around students (both face-to-face and online) all the time.
I’m certain you and Bob are observing all the safe protocols, but it is disconcerting not to know when your turn comes. At least there IS a vaccine and sooner or later all seniors will get inoculated. We live in a wealthy country; two of the commenters from South Africa said the vaccine is too costly for their country, so sad.
Yes, I’ve seen the data for Johnson & Johnson. Right now the protection rate of 66% doesn’t look very reassuring.
It’s so good to see you here, Sherrey, so I can wish you well and give you a virtual hug! ((( )))
Thank you Miss Marian about finding interesting and relevant events and information via your Plain and Fancy blog.This post confirms my suspicion of your insatiable curiosity and desire to share with friends.
Thank you for your kind words here, Mr. Cliff! xox
We have a pilot who does the same thing here in Nova Scotia when he flew a heart over the area where the mass shooting took place. It was touching at such a low point for us here.
We have been very fortunate here and have recently had days with no cases in our province and we are presently down to 10 active cases. Our province has required people to self-isolate for 14 days upon entering and it has obvious is worked! Still, we follow all the other health regulations as well.
To answer your question. I do plan to get the vaccine.
Hi, Laura, and welcome! I poked around in your website to help me guess how you may have made a connection. And, lo and behold, it may have been via Darlene Foster, also a Canadian. I also saw a mutual friend, Pam Wight, in the LIKE column on one of your posts. Blogs, like dreams, help us make contact, especially in these strange Covid times.
I was curious about the sky-writing pilot in Nova Scotia and found this link: https://nationalpost.com/news/nova-scotia-pilot-draws-a-heart-in-the-sky-to-pay-tribute-to-families-of-weekend-mass-shooting
The bad usually gets top billing. Thanks for broadcasting this bit of good news, so appreciated, Laura!
Love it! And can’t wait to get vaccinated, but it won’t be until around April, apparently.
In the meantime, stay safe, as I am sure you are doing. Sending love and good health, Fiona!
I got my first vaccine on January 28 and the second is scheduled for February 28. I’m relieved to have it but I’m glad in NY State the first responders, teachers, firemen, healthcare, police, and essential workers are first in line and are getting vaccines from the Dept. of Public Health.
The rest of us (over 65) are finding limited openings in drugstores and I got mine at Kinney’s Drugs which seems to be the most organized around here. And I got lucky because they post a clinic and it fills in 5 minutes. It’s a relief to have it. There are other issues with variants, etc. and I’m still staying home, but I’m glad to have some protection. I had a slightly sore arm for a day and no other reaction from Moderna. I’m grateful.
In Florida, first responders and health-care workers got first dibs on the vaccine, which well they should have. Teachers were not included in the group, and I’m concerned about our son who teaches high school photography and constantly around students. This is a reminder to check with him.
I am so happy are YOU are in line to receive your second shot in February, Elaine. Early on, Jacksonville’s vaccines were distributed through the Dept. of Health on the county level. Now the state is overseeing a larger population, a good thing. We got our first dose (Pfizer) nearly two weeks ago and hope for a second this month..
Still, we wear masks when we go out and will continue to do so even after the second shot. No entry even to a grocery store without a mask and social distancing.