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Getting the Needle

Social Distancing Project 236

Distance Project 32

On Monday I cycled the short distance from my house to the Open University campus, for my second Covid jab, another dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

My first dose had been at Saxon Court in Central Milton Keynes, where I was not allowed to take photos. This time at the OU’s Michael Young building, the paramedic who injected me and the two guides out on the road were happy to help.

It all went very smoothly. I had to queue up for a bit, then the parademic called me to her cubicle. As with the previous jab, I hardly felt the needle.

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As I’d arrived on a bicycle I was advised to wait for ten or fifteen minutes before riding home after my jab, in case I had a reaction. I used the time to photograph the two guides out in the car park, when they weren’t directing patients to the vaccination centre.

I didn’t get a reaction so home I went. That was Monday. It’s now Thursday and I’ve had an upset stomach for a couple of days, but it isn’t too bad. With my first dose I just felt tired and enjoyed two nights of very deep sleep.

The end is in sight, I think.

This is just one of many posts from The Distance Project, which has been running since April last year. That link will take you back to the very first posts, or if you want to see them in reverse order, click on the link in the categories list that's on every page.


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