#2457 – My First COVID Vaccine Jab, Finally!

So this morning … I got my first COVID-19 vaccine jab!! Yeay!!

The Netherlands has really sped up the vaccination rate in the last couple of months or so. People in low risk group have been invited to make their vaccine appointments; and this has been done by following the year of birth order.

My birth year turn was actually on the day of the departure of my mini vacation to Lisbon, and the appointment system only opened up just minutes before boarding! Lol ๐Ÿ˜† . I obviously tried an attempt to book a slot before boarding commenced as I would rather have an appointment made before the trip! ๐Ÿ˜€ There was a mini drama involving system failure which apparently required me to clear my mobile browser’s cookies and history. But thankfully I managed to secure a pair of appointment slots, just like 2 minutes before boarding began, yeay!

I finally got vaccinated!

When picking up the possible appointment dates, I looked at the day of the week because my office granted a day off for each vaccination day. And so I picked days that were close to the weekend, haha. However, what I completely oversaw was actually the time. It turned out that my appointments would be in the early morning! Darn! A friend of mine actually told me of a way to potentially change the time of the appointment, but in the end the timing didn’t work for me. Oh well…

Long story short, I got up really early today, which kind of sucked because last night I tried to get to be earlier but I just couldn’t fall asleep, lol. Anyway, I had an Indomie (ramen noddles) to make sure that I had already eaten something before the shot (I read somewhere to not come to a vaccine appointment with an empty stomach? Haha). I then went to the vaccination centre.

Everything was really well organized, with clear signages and really efficient officers. And so while there was a line, it actually went quite fast-paced, which was really nice! The required documents that were needed from me were also checked multiple times, so make sure that you have your documents ready! Anyway, it turned out that I was given the Pfizer one. The jab was given really quickly as well, from thereon I was directed towards the observation room, where I would need to wait for 15 minutes for … well, an observation, in case something went wrong. But it turned out I was fine so after 15 minutes I left the room. Well, after getting a stamp on my yellow vaccination book which, for the first time since 2014, went on action ๐Ÿ˜› .

A GGD vaccination book

Thus far I’ve been feeling fine. The only side effect is the little soreness on the arm, but even that is not bad at all. It is similar to the soreness you feel when you lift some weight at the gym after an extended time off, haha ๐Ÿ˜› . I also feel a little bit sleepy and tired but I attribute that more towards my lack of good night sleep . So yeah, so far so good! I will have my second jab at the end of next month.

23 Comments Add yours

  1. denaldd says:

    Ah Zilko, bisa aja. Pake alasan vaksin buat makan Indomie ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ waahh zilko, keren banget punya buku kuning. Sekarang bisa sih ya sebenarnya beli.

    1. zilko says:

      Hahaha tau aja itu alasan buat makan Indomie ๐Ÿ˜› . Iyaa, sekarang bisa beli ternyata soalnya kemarin ada yang ga punya dan dibilangi petugasnya begitu. Cuma aku agak kaget soalnya seingatku duluu (tahun 2014) aku dikasi bukunya gratis dari GGD ketika vaksin dan aku bilang ngga punya bukunya. Mungkin karena pandemi sekarang ya jadi GGD ga ngasi gratis lagi.

  2. Arman says:

    yay! one more to go! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. zilko says:

      Yeay! Indeed!!

  3. gegelin2 says:

    Congrats on getting the vaccine! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ I got mine last Friday morning, the AZ one, and got some little fever in the night. Couldn’t sleep well tho ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

    1. zilko says:

      Congrats to you too! I hope the side effect is over by now Ge! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Congrats sudah di vaksin.๐Ÿ˜€ Apakah sekarang traveling diwajibkan punya buku vaksin ya

    1. zilko says:

      Thanks! Nggak diwajibkan sih, tapi kalau sudah komplit vaksinnya (dua minggu setelah dosis terakhir) memang jadi lebih leluasa travellingnya. Kalau belum, travelling masih bisa tapi ada persyaratan tes dan karantina dan lain-lainnya begitu (tergantung destinasi).

  5. Ira says:

    Selamat sudah di vaksin Zilko!! Satu kali lagi ya biar lengkap vaksinnya

    1. zilko says:

      Trims! Iya, satu lagi sampai komplit!

  6. Yance says:

    kirain di situ vaksinnya kayak yg di US punya, sekali suntik doang…ternyata yang 2x juga ..hehehe. Tapi kok jaraknya cuma sebulan yaa, aku balik lagi vaksin 2 bulan lagi jaraknya….stay safe n healthy ko..

    1. zilko says:

      Tergantung jenis vaksinnya, di sini yang 1x suntik juga ada (Janssen) tapi ngga dikasi wajib ke masyarakat yang masih muda. Tapi kalau orangnya mau bisa banget pilih yang ini, bahkan antriannya lebih cepat katanya. Iyaa, jaraknya itu tergantung jenis vaksinnya juga, dan kalau ngga salah AZ lebih lama jarak antara dua suntikannya itu dibanding Pfizer ini. Stay safe and healthy juga di sana, di Indo kasusnya lagi naik cepet kan ya. Waduh semoga segera terkontrol!

  7. kutubuku says:

    Congrats!!! Here in Denmark, we have corona passport app so it shows on the app, and we donโ€™t use yellow book anymore

    1. zilko says:

      Thank you!! We actually also have the same app here, but it’s not “finished” yet. Thus far it can link to test record only, but soon they will also add vaccination record as well. The yellow book is actually just for personal documentation, though from what I’ve read France accepts it as a vaccination proof as well (because it does have information in French in there, hahaha ๐Ÿ˜› ).

      1. kutubuku says:

        I do have yellow vaccination book (it was WHO standard?) for all other kinds of vaccination, but I think the Danish govt wants app for covid vaccine

        1. zilko says:

          Ah, I see! Indeed, here the government also wants the app, that is integrated to the European level system as well. Thankfully it appears operational already now! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. niee says:

    Yeaay, akhirnya dapat juga ya ko. Aku semangat klo dengar orang2 udah dapat vaksin ini. Kayak dunia udah mulai ke arah yang bagus gitu. hahaha.

    (walaupun Indonesia masih jauh seh)

    1. zilko says:

      Iya Niee, semakin banyak dan cepat yang divaksin, semakin dekat dengan akhir dari pandemi ya! Mudah-mudahan di Indo juga segera naik pesat banyaknya yang divaksin!

      1. niee says:

        Aamiin! Aku tinggal nunggu vaksin anak seh biar si K dapat vaksin juga. Dan katanya mau suntikan ketiga pake moderna di Indo. semoga aja terlaksana segera.

        1. zilko says:

          Iya Niee, mudah-mudahan segera dapat lampu hijau untuk grup umurnya K ya. Jadi seenggaknya lebih ada ketenangan hati gitu kan ya kalau semua anggota keluarga sudah divaksin! Ya tetap mesti prokes dan hati2 tentunya, tapi at least kan jadi ada satu lapisan pelindung tambahan gitu kan ๐Ÿ˜€ . Iya Niee, mudah-mudahan segera terlaksana ya. Dan yang penting semakin banyak masyarakat yang mendapatkan vaksin juga.

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