Nottingham and Nottinghamshire’s Big Vax-The-Nation Weekend got underway early this morning.
I was one of the first in Nottinghamshire to take advantage of this limited opportunity.
Vaccine bookings are still available, but committing yourself to a time weeks in advance is difficult when you’re schedule is busy.
I had previously booked my jab for Thursday, June 23, but took the decision to cancel as I had my 100 words per minute shorthand exam this morning.
I’m usually perfectly okay with needles, so I wasn’t particularly nervous to get my Pfizer vaccine.
If anything, I was excited to do my bit to protect against the spread of Covid-19 and start to get some normality back in my life – whatever that may mean!
I arrived at the Forest Recreation Ground at around mid day, and was slightly underwhelmed by the crowds.
A helper greeted me outside the tent, gave me a new mask and directed me into a room to be ‘checked in’.
The site was well organised and I felt at ease while I passed on my details.
The staff were kind hearted and I felt comfortable chatting away while waiting for the nurse to vaccinate me.
David, the volunteer at the vaccination said: “You’ll only feel a small scratch.”
It was over before I even realised I’d had my vaccine!
David was right, I did feel a small pain, but it was completely worth it.
I’d encourage everyone thinking of getting their jab this weekend to head down to a walk in vaccination centre.
It takes about 20 minutes, and you could potentially save someone’s life.
Walk in Covid-19 jabs will be available at nine sites across the county from Friday, June 24 and Monday, June 28.