Look, I’m not going to waste a lot of time, or a whole lot of words. You all know me by now, and I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve. You all already know that Teri and I are both fully vaxxed up. And since we’re all gathered together on a progressive site, I’m betting that most of you are vaxxed up too.
So please, do me a personal favor. Get. Your. Booster! MSNBC reported tonight that while almost 71% of Americans have at least one dose of the vaccine, and slightly more than 60% are fully vaccinated, only 23.4% have had their boosters, which have been universally available for more than a month now.
Look, I get it. You’re sick to fucking death of Covid, and so are we. We all went through this together. But even before Omicron, the CDC recommended boosters for all vaccinated citizens, and for a good reason.
Nothing good lasts forever. The Delta variant is one vicious son of a bitch, and time weakens the efficacy of your original vaccinations. Medical research has shown that a booster jacks your resistance to the virus above your original optimum level, even if you mix-and-match.
Everybody is mesmerized by Omicron right now, and that’s a mixed bag. While it appears that it is more easily transmissible, easier to catch, research, especially out of South Africa shows that it’s less virulent, meaning that people don’t end up in the hospital or dying from it. The trade off is that your body’s immunity isn’t so strong, leaving you more susceptible to another, possibly delta variant infection.
Teri and I got our boosters on Friday, and it was chocolate cake. My first two vaccines of Moderna flattened me for two days with fatigue, but the booster just gave me two days of site irritation. The same was true for Teri. The McGuffin is that while Teri and I were able to walk into Smith’s (Kroger’s Pharmacy) for our vaccines, we had to make appointments to get our boosters, so do your due diligence.
Please, I beg you. I’m too old to have to grieve good friends gone before their time. This is easy, it’s painless, and best of all, it’s free! Set a date, get your jab, and let’s all just finish this off together. Thank you!
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