My Trips Are Cancelled

AGAIN.

The pandemic is far from over. It was feeling like it was tolerable though. I was able to have my November birthday gathering with 7 people INDOORS. We were very socially distanced but it almost felt normal. I was able to see my sister for the holidays in her lovely home and the kids were able to be around her for the first time in FOREVER. My husband’s parents were able to visit us for the holidays because we were all vaccinated. But now, the numbers are rolling in of the people who were not so careful over the holidays.

My sister works at Duke and the beds are full. Most of the patients needing emergency care and in ICU were unvaccinated. The less severe cases were vaccinated but did not get the booster. There are a few cases even with boosters but they are cancer patients or have other underlying severe medical problems.

Wake County Public School System did not even mention boosters in their constant barrages of emails, texts and robocalls. As soon as the CDC approved vaccines for 16& 17 year olds they should have made an announcement. As soon as the CDC allowed vaccinations for 12-15 year olds there should have been an announcement. I’m not asking for forced immunizations, just an “announcement” so that parents could be aware.

I was very anxious about sending me kids back to school but I did. I could not get an appointment for boosters over the holidays so they are getting them this week. I would love to be able to have them learn remotely for 2 weeks while the booster takes effect but I was told they have no “code” to excuse their absences so they will not be allowed. When I wrote the school board to ask if they could have the county go remote for 2 months they sent me this article. The current NC law prohibits school districts from moving to remote instruction. https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article257037327.html​ Now, WHY in the world to be have a LAW prohibiting something that can help keep kids safe? Whose bright idea was THAT?

So, I cancelled my trips. I might as well be helpful instead of being a part of the problem. My weekend plans with JoAnne taking chocolate classes and going out to eat has been scrubbed from our calendars. We are back to limiting our contact with the public. I am contacting Delta to cancel my trip to Washington State in February. I’ve only been waiting three years to go but what can you do? My friend BARELY got back into the US from South Africa in December and another friend had to delayed but now is safely back in South Korea after a visit with his parents in Cary, NC.

I have a feeling it will be a long and stressful winter.

Who Can Get a Booster Shot (according to CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html?s_cid=11706:cdc%20covid%20booster%20shot%20guidelines:sem.ga:p:RG:GM:gen:PTN:FY22

IF YOU RECEIVED
Pfizer-BioNTech

Who should get a booster:

  • Everyone 12 years and older

When to get a booster:

  • At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

Which booster can you get:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) are preferred in most* situations
  • Teens 12–17 years old may only get a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster

IF YOU RECEIVED
Moderna

Who should get a booster:

  • Adults 18 years and older

When to get a booster:

  • At least 6 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

Which booster can you get:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) are preferred in most* situations

IF YOU RECEIVED
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen*

Who should get a booster:

  • Adults 18 years and older

When to get a booster:

  • At least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination

Which booster can you get:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna (mRNA COVID-19 vaccines) are preferred in most* situations.

Published by bridgey1967

Loyal. Funny. Sensitive. Loving.

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