COVID-19 πŸ’‰ vaccination (first shot)

Got the call from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance on Wednesday. BioNTech-Pfizer shot set for Friday morning! This is the first time that cancer has had benefits.

But vaccination ahead of my 86 year old, veteran father-in-law is wrong.

Fred Hutchinson and SCCA have put together an amazing mass vaccination process. (And yes, jabs in arms, as quickly as possible.)


Entered the exterior double doors, where there were two security guards and two people checking appointment time. Then through the inside doors to the first paperwork station.

I had completed my paperwork at home, except for signing it. I did that, then moved to the winding queue. Two dozen (or more) people in front of me, all of us six feet apart.

At the 25-minute mark, I was waiting for my paperwork to be entered into a computer.

At 30 minutes: in the shot check-in line, which moved steadily. There were chairs spaced along the hall in case someone needed a rest.

Then I entered a large open space that had an area with eight curtained “rooms”. Think giant women’s dressing room, set up to look like a regular medical clinic. The shot in the right arm was hardly a prick.

Out with timer in hand, set for 15 minutes. The much larger area of this open space contained Β 25 waiting areas.Β That blue β€˜flag’ indicates that #10 has been cleaned and is waiting for an occupant.

I snagged a reclining, heated chair! Like the ones in the infusion clinic. Score!

I was in-and-out in less than an hour.


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