Sunday, May 9, 2021

First Dose

Over 50s became eligible to get our first vaccine dose last Monday, but the week was consumed with family issues.

This morning at about 10:20 I rang the vaccine booking hotline to make an appointment. I was told the first available was 10:40. Too soon! I couldn't get there that quickly. So I made appointments for both of us for midday.

The vaccine hub is set up in a hotel/conference centre in Ballarat. Entrance through the carpark:

Sitting in the waiting area:

A very meta photo of someone looking at that photo he just took of me:


And afterwards, waiting 15 mins to make sure we didn't faint or have allergic reactions, we were given lollipops and glasses of water. Very hard to consume either while wearing a mask!

Outside, a selfie spot:

I only figured out when I looked at the photo later that the red shape was meant to look like a superhero cape.

My arm is a bit sore, but my main feeling is of relief that I've started the process.


  1. I am so glad to know both of you are got the 1st dose.
    Great News!!!

  2. Oh that is so great--don't you feel better already?? After the 2nd dose my stress level went down a whole lot--but still being cautious...hugs, Julierose

  3. Interesting you were allowed to take photos in the waiting area. Signs up forbidding photos at the vaccine hub I attended. Good to know you will be somewhat protected in a week or two.

  4. A sigh of relief, first vac out of the way. Looking forward to my shot on the weekend, can then relax.

  5. My congratulations on your first vaccination. I received my second dose today. So a little closer to normal life. Marie