Glad COVID shots available
Having relatives in McCook and Red Willow county, I was relieved to read the McCook Gazette article: “County health department opens COVID-19 shots to 18 and above” (March 26 issue). This is a welcome relieve to the various phases and stages of prioritization of ‘who’ gets the vaccine ‘when’. I was fortunate to get my first Moderna shot on January 20th, with my second shot about three weeks later. In my own individual case, I had a bit of a reaction to the first shot; but, had no reaction to the second. Many people tell me they are the other way around. Although the reaction was a couple days of feeling crummy, alternating some fever, then chills, and recurring fever and sore eyes and headaches -- I still believe it was worth getting the shot for me, since I have underlying health conditions. Each person is free to make their own choice about getting them. I am glad I got both shots. My biggest prayer is that they ‘work’, even partially.
James A. Marples