There was a mix-up when Jon first signed up to get his Covid Vaccine. First, he tried to make an appointment online, but never got confirmation. So he called Walgreens and told them and they made an appointment for him over the phone.
Because of a computer error, it turned out he had two appointments. The pharmacy never corrected the error and it strangely worked out in my favor.
New York State opened vaccines up to people 50 and over yesterday. I tried to make an appointment online, but Walgreens hadn’t updated the guidelines yet. So when Jon called the pharmacist with a question, he asked about making an appointment for my vaccine.
The pharmacist looked to see if there were any cancellations and saw that Jon’s two appointments were still in the system.
He was scheduled to get his booster the next day, but his other appointment was for that day at 5pm.
That’s how I got my covid vaccine the day it was opened up to people in my age group.
When I think back to last year at this time, I never would have imagined that I’d be getting vaccinated for the Corona Virus a year later. It’s almost hard to remember the uncertainty and fear so many of us were feeling.
But when I look at the images on my Corona Kimono, it all comes back to me. With every drawing, each word, every stitch, I am flooded with memories, with what I was feeling at the time.
There’s not much space left on my Corona Kimono. I will have been working on it for a year in April. The idea of finishing it is in a way like the idea of being fully vaccinated. Hard to believe that that at some point soon it will be over.