Boosted and Re-Boosted

The Covid pandemic is not quite over, but it’s petered out significantly, or maybe it’s just more subtle now. Touch wood, neither my husband nor myself have been infected with any of the strains. Phew!

Not so lucky our adult children though. Our daughter got Covid during the fall of the first year of the pandemic, before vaccinations became available. It was nasty enough, but still she got over it in a couple of weeks. She got another bout of it again last winter, after she’d already  been vaccinated and boosted, this time much milder. Our son also got it this past summer and then passed it on to his spouse, both of whom had been vaccinated and boosted. Mercifully their twin babies were spared. That took some doing to keep them safe and healthy when both parents are infected and infectious. Here they are for their first Halloween!

Twin grandbabies' first Halloween

Trick or treat!

At this point I’m also scheduled to get a combo of the flu vaccine and  the latest Covid booster for the predominant variant that still runs around these days. I just need to convince my husband to get his, but that’s a complex undertaking at the best of times.

Happy that most restrictions have long been lifted. But over 2 years of them have got us accustomed to remain homebodies. Or maybe it’s just our advancing age … Oh well…..

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Finally We Got the Vaccine!

It’s now been 2-3 weeks since both my husband and myself have received our first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Phew! Now waiting for the second dose which unfortunately will only be given to us in July.

Yes, we all know the recommended interval should be 3 weeks and not 4 months. But this is what was decided here in Quebec, Canada and there’s nothing we can do about it.

Still I’m happy more and more people are getting vaccinated despite there still being many who oppose vaccination for various reasons. Ignorance is the main reason.

Covid-19 Vaccine

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