I had been debating and debating about it since December or whenever it first was offered.
When it came time to do it, I was late.
Everything was booked up.
I finally got lucky and finally did it.
What is “it”?
I got my first Coronavirus Vaccine.
As a senior citizen over 65 years of age in the state of New York, I fell under category 1B as dictated by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
1B meant that senior citizens would be in the first group to get one of the two vaccines offered in the state, Pfiser and Moderna.
Group 1A was essential workers, and they were the first to receive the vaccine.
After I finally decided that I was going to take the vaccine, I found out how hard it was to schedule an appointment.
Many places only took you if you lived in the area.
Everything was booked up and it didn’t seem to matter if you tried to make appointments at CVS, Rite Aid or Walgreens or even at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field.
(Yes, the mayor of New York City and governor were so desperate for ALL New Yorkers to get this vaccine that they even made it available to get a shot at baseball parks.)
There were even appointments at the huge convention center, the Javits Center and Aqueduct Race Track, here in Queens.
The sad part was that you had to be vaccinated in the place that you lived.
So basically, if you live in The Bronx, don’t even think of going across the George Washington Bridge to New Jersey and try to get vaccinated there.
It’s not going to happen.
Finally two new centers opened up.
Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and York College in Queens where I went.
These two are the largest vaccination centers in New York City, vaccinating 3,000 people in one day.
Except for a little bit of soreness, I’m feeling okay.
Now I’m not going to get into a debate with some of you on if you should get the vaccine or not.
It’s up to you and besides, that’s not how the Sports Diva rolls.
DO YOU BOO, but don’t forget the hand sanitizer and the mask,okay?
My second shot, also Pfiser, is going to be in the middle of March.
It’s also going to be at York College.
After much debating, I finally got off my rear end and put my feelings and fears to the side and got the Coronavirus Vaccine.
What took me so long?