Thankful for the Vaccine

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I was very happy when the vaccines began to be approved and used around the world. At the time when they started, though, I didn’t think of getting one myself.

But yesterday was our turn.  We went to one of the big government hospitals and received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. I felt so thankful and humble. This sweet country of Bahrain has such a big heart and a plan to help us all stay healthy.

To watch the way everyone worked so diligently to make it happen was really touching.

I know we still have a long way to go until this is over. I’ll keep social distance and wear my mask for as long as I need to, but today I feel hope and gratitude.

12 thoughts on “Thankful for the Vaccine

  1. Yay for the vaccine!
    I loved the appreciation in your line, “This sweet country of Bahrain…”
    Now, if the USA will get in gear…

    1. Thank you, Fran. I realize it is a different story here, where the total population (1.6 million) is not much more than than the number of people in the U.S. who were vaccinated just yesterday. I’m praying daily for our country, the U.S.

  2. Congratulations on getting the first dose of your vaccine. That’s so exciting! It’s the beginning of ending this horrible chapter for our world.

    1. Yes, it has been a long year, but there are definitely improvements already making 2021 more hope-filled. The new doctor who was in the room explaining to my husband and I had on a jacket designed by her medical school class. A patch on the sleeve of her jacket said, “We’re 2020% finished!” We thought that was a great statement for 2020, having so many implications beyond being finished with medical school!

  3. I’m happy for you, Denise, but dismayed that I won’t get vaccinated until April and my 73 year old husband won’t until March, based on our state’s schedule. This is yet another failure of the Trump administration.

  4. You echoed the sentiment of the world – we’re all happy and grateful that the vaccine has arrived. perhaps we can now begin the move towards normalcy.

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