Vaccine is a hot ticket; I’m grateful I got one at First Montclair House (Letter)
Remember when the Pope came to visit America and you could not get a ticket — or better yet, when you tried to get one for a sold out Elton John concert? Well, those days of getting shut out of the hottest tickets are back — that is, if you are vying for a COVID-19 vaccine.
On Jan. 14, 2021, history was made when 88 First Montclair House residents were able to take the elevator down to their community room to see a full team of first-responders waiting to give Pfizer's vaccination.
Lucky, and eager, to be able to have the vaccination in my home, I was impressed at the professional caring by the health workers. As I have a low threshold of pain, I was slightly apprehensive, however, I barely felt the needle, was asked to sit for 15 minutes, six feet apart in strategically placed chairs, and never felt a thing. After returning to my apartment I resumed my day without distraction as if I had not even had the shot. Amazing and grateful was my reaction to my needle.
On behalf of First Montclair House
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