As it turns out, there were 167,000 people signed on at the same time for one of those 800 vaccines!!! It was in all the press. And I had no side effects whatsoever. Not even a sore arm. I feel like I won the lottery. I have my second shot in three weeks and I will be a huge step closer to life returning to normal. And my daughter should be receiving hers in Virginia any day.
I may have to start playing the Florida lottery.
P.S. Two important tips to help avoid side effects after the vaccine.
1. Drink plenty of water starting immediately after the injection for several days.
2. Move you arm around immediately to increase blood flow and oxygen to the muscle. They will likely not tell you this. I ended up teaching 50 strangers in recovery how to do this - raise you arm and do big circles - I did this in the 15 minute recovery period and every few minutes for several hours and had ZERO redness, inflammation or soreness, and the vast majority of people do.