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albacore

(2,397 posts)
Sat Oct 23, 2021, 07:45 PM Oct 2021

Got my Moderna booster...

... at Safeway today.
A fucking grocery store. Oh, they had qualified people and all, and I AM grateful, but it made me think about a magical world where we had a national health service like the rest of the civilized world, and we got our shots with no muss, no fuss, and from a large number of locations. All without involving grocery stores and drug stores. A magical world where anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers, and other assorted whackjobs were relegated to the fringe of society, and ostracized for their bone-headedness.

A guy can dream...

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Got my Moderna booster... (Original Post) albacore Oct 2021 OP
I will dream right along with you, albacore .... Diamond_Dog Oct 2021 #1
Congrats! SheltieLover Oct 2021 #2
I'm getting my Moderna booster on Monday. lkinwi Oct 2021 #3
Me too!!!!! MyOwnPeace Oct 2021 #11
I hear you, my dear albacore... CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2021 #4
Well I got mine at Costco today Tumbulu Oct 2021 #5
I agree we need national health care, but I liked being able to get my booster at a tblue37 Oct 2021 #6
When I moved to Florida 32 years ago MOMFUDSKI Oct 2021 #8
I got triple pfizered MOMFUDSKI Oct 2021 #7
I got three Modernas. LisaL Oct 2021 #10
Congrats - looking forward to getting mine soon. walkingman Oct 2021 #9
Got mine today Turbineguy Oct 2021 #12

Diamond_Dog

(31,876 posts)
1. I will dream right along with you, albacore ....
Sat Oct 23, 2021, 07:57 PM
Oct 2021

A few years back I had no health insurance and had a hard time even finding anyone who’d give me a freakin’ flu shot.

CaliforniaPeggy

(149,474 posts)
4. I hear you, my dear albacore...
Sat Oct 23, 2021, 08:05 PM
Oct 2021

Grocery stores and pharmacies are very convenient, after all.

And it was very easy.

Maybe someday we'll be like all the grown-up countries and have a national health service that we can be proud of.



Tumbulu

(6,268 posts)
5. Well I got mine at Costco today
Sat Oct 23, 2021, 08:09 PM
Oct 2021

They had only Moderna today, my first two were Pfizer. The pharmacist offered to give me an appointment on Monday, which turns out is their Pfizer day. But I have a farm and I had lined up already a helper for tomorrow. Both the first and second dose had me unable to walk for days with headaches, etc. BUT what relief to not worry!!!

Anyway, so I just decided to trust the CDC’s decision that it is ok to mix and match. Who knows, maybe I won’t get as sick with a different subtype. But of course, it might be worse! At least I have help tomorrow and if need be I can stay in bed and all my animals will be fed.

I join you with your wish.

tblue37

(65,181 posts)
6. I agree we need national health care, but I liked being able to get my booster at a
Sat Oct 23, 2021, 08:11 PM
Oct 2021

grocery store just three blocks away. I then did my grocery shopping after my 15-minute wait to make sure there were no dangerous side effects.

It's like when they set up voter registration drives in grocery stores. The convenience means more people are reached.

MOMFUDSKI

(5,381 posts)
8. When I moved to Florida 32 years ago
Sat Oct 23, 2021, 08:47 PM
Oct 2021

I registered to vote in a grocery store. Haven't missed voting even once since then.

MOMFUDSKI

(5,381 posts)
7. I got triple pfizered
Sat Oct 23, 2021, 08:46 PM
Oct 2021

in a phone booth at Walgreens. What a country. But I am so grateful that I could get the vaccinations.

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