2. COVID Vaccination

Occasionally there is some benefit to ARES members volunteering for a responder agency. My volunteer experience with the Clark County Medical Reserve Corps led to a contract position with the Clark County Combined Health District. Contact with Covid-19 cases as a CCCHD contractor qualified me under Phase 1A of the vaccination rules, so yesterday I received my first Moderna Covid-19 shot. If I had stayed in retirement for the past ten months I would be in line for my first shot at the end of Phase 1B sometime in February.

By the way, if anyone is curious about vaccine side effects, I had a sore arm at the injection site for a day, a half hour of shivering about twelve hours after the shot and a headache the first night. All symptoms are gone, and only the sore arm was absolutely associated with the shot!

Submitted by Michael Schulsinger, N8QHV