Vaccination #1

Alhamdulillah, I received my first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 last week at the Kassam Stadium here in Oxford.

The whole process was very smooth. I joined the (short) queue 5 minutes before my 12.45pm slot. At the registration counter, I was asked to confirm my full name and date of birth and to show them my booking reference. The jab itself was painless. All in all, I think it took me less than half an hour to go through the whole process. Well done to the authorities for setting up such an efficient service.

According to one of the stewards there, they’re giving 2,500 jabs per day at the Kassam Stadium (1,000 first-timers and 1,500 returnees). I suppose that number varies day by day, but still, very impressive!

Side-effect wise, all I had was a bit of soreness in the arm which didn’t really inconvenience me.

I thought I’d write a bit more about vaccinations in general, but I’ll have to leave that for a later article because my son a.k.a M3 has already asked me a million times already to play with him. He’s opened an ‘Everything Shop’ and I’m supposed to be his first customer!

In the meantime, take care, stay safe, and get vaccinated y’all!