Shielding again

In a letter from Government dept of health and social care written on 7th January, I was advised that I must again shield myself at home as a protection from Covid-19. As a vulnerable person, I was on a priority list for a vaccine. I could also request a supply of vitamin D tablets.

I had my first Covid-19 vaccination on January 25th 2021. I had the Oxford Astra venica one. The process includes waiting in the vaccine centre for 15 minutes after the jab to check you are ok before you leave. I was fine, but driving home I must report my chest was tight, and my shoulder, underarm, and right into the end of my left boob was painful. I dismissed the possibility of the onset of a heart attack, arrived home safely, and forgot about it. My arm was a bit sore for a day or so, but only as you would expect from a vaccine jab.

All measures for keeping people at home are in place: non-essential shops closed and the furlough scheme extended, schools closed except for children of key workers, and priority shopping slots for supermarket deliveries (although delivery is not free) extended.

I’m attending virtual meetings with my Oddfellow friends and poetry groups on Zoom. We are trying to keep in contact with our sons and grandchildren on facetime and other apps.

I am enjoying some time in my shed/painting studio. Delighted to get this one framed, and now on my dining room wall.

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