Finally!! After registering on-line back on January 12th for my first Covid-19 vaccine ‘jab’ and not hearing back for a month, at Laurie’s urging, I called our county health department and managed to get through and talk to a real person! She promptly set us both up for our first doses of much needed vaccine! We never have heard back from the on-line registry…
So only 10 days later, here we were, in a line for our first doses of the vaccine. The police car viewed through the rear window of our car was responsible for ensuring that people lined up correctly and that they had appointments.
This drive-thru vaccination site is located at the Loudon Municipal Park. We hadn’t been to the park before and the recreation facilities looked quite impressive and up to date. Sports related features include 4 baseball diamonds, a soccer field, an 18 hole disc ‘golf course’ and a sand volleyball court.
We correctly guessed that this structure was some kind of amphitheater. The Performing Arts Amphitheater can accommodate up to 7,500 attendees for concerts, plays or other events.
We also learned that the Municipal Park also has a half-mile walking track, a nature hiking trail, a 50+ picnic shelter, a dog park and a Lions Club pavilion.
This was Laurie’s view down the line of vehicles waiting for their vaccinations. We arrived 10 minutes before the operation was open for the first ‘jabs’ of the day. You can just see the drive-thru tent down the line...
These members of the National Guard look like they were checking their phones just before going to work. They were assisting the county health department personnel and nurses operating the site.
Our anticipation rose as we neared our goal and the first glimmer of eventual Covid-19 freedom!
We didn’t take any photos once we were inside the tents. There was verification that we had appointments, a check of our IDs and a form for each of us to sign. There was also a handout to take with us.
Most importantly after getting the needles with our vaccine, we were given Covid-19 Vaccination Record Cards like the one pictured above. They verified that we’d received the shots, listed the type of vaccine and its batch number. On the back it listed our follow-up appointment for our second doses in the not too distant future!
I took this less than perfect photo after we’d received our vaccinations. The tent to the right was the tent we first entered where they screened us and we signed the paperwork. The tent with the ‘windows’ to the left is where the nurses actually gave us our initial doses of vaccine…and our first real promise of freedom from self-isolation!
One final photo. Since this vaccination site operates based on appointments only, the line of vehicles waiting for their vaccine was never very long. Also, this is yet another advantage of living in a small, relatively lightly populated county.
Not only was this a hopeful day, it was also a beautiful sunny day and we discovered a park that has a lot to offer!
Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave