On Saturday, I got my Pfizer booster. I went to a clinic in a neighboring community and the thing that warmed my heart was seeing so many kids getting vaccinated.
Most of the kids seemed pretty excited to be there but there was definitely some apprehension about the shot itself. There was one child, who was, to put it mildly, pretty distraught. His cries could be heard throughout the entire room and the reaction it had on the kids in line, well, you can imagine. But the waiting parents handled it well, keeping their kids calm and reminding them that everyone reacts differently to shots. I thanked the kids and parents who made eye contact with me, telling them they were doing a great job protecting themselves, their families, and their community.
As for me, my only reaction to the booster was a sore arm. I’m grateful to be boosted as we head into the holiday season and winter.