I'm normally not one to procrastinate (okay, some may argue that fact), but when it came to getting an appointment for a Covid shot, I had been putting it off.

My excuses were many, including not having time to go due to my busy work schedule, wanting to wait until the rush is over, and every time I checked online to find an opening, they fill up before I completely fill out the forms.

My mother and my wife have been hounding me about this as well. Recently, the age group was lowered, so that meant my wife was now eligible to get her Covid shot. She of course is definitely not a procrastinator, so she immediately beginning looking to schedule an appointment for both of us. How nice of her.

And as luck would turn out, she found two openings for the following week and locked us in. I was not consulted. We're married, so there would be no debate on that subject. I has no disagreement with her on getting the Covid shot anyway.

So, off we went to the SUNY Broome Ice Rink to get our shots. The process was seamless. Once we arrived, our paperwork was already filled out. We just had to look it over for any discrepancies, and then sign.

We were led to the area where the shots are administered, I sat down for my turn, and of course my wife had to pause the process while she took pictures of me getting my shot. To my surprise, the shot was quick and painless. And then we were required to take a seat for 15 minutes to make sure we were both okay before leaving.

I was warned that since I had been hit with the coronavirus back in December, that it's possible I would experience side effects the next day or two similar to what I felt when I was down with the virus. Sure enough, it hit me the next morning. I felt a bit of soreness in my arm, and I ended up really tired, lost my appetite and experienced body aches, similar to when I had the coronavirus.I spend most of the day sleeping it off.

But the day after I felt just fine. And the good news is, I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, so as they say, I'm "one and done."

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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