Rodney M Bliss

Procrastinating My Way To Covid Protections

I went to the doctor last week. I had to start up a series of medications. It was a formality mostly.

While I was there I asked about Covid boosters. I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. And then a few months later I got a second Johnson & Johnson shot.

But, that’s been months ago. I’ve been trying to decide if I should get a booster. Should I get an mRNA booster? Should I get another Johnson & Johnson shot?

Every time I tried to research what the preferred course of action was, I was confused. So, I kept putting off getting another shot.

But, I wondered if I should still get a shot.

So, I asked my doctor about it last week.

Well, you are over 50, so you would fall into the group that can get a booster. But, we know that it only is effective for a few months. So. . .you can get one, but unless you are in a high risk group or you are concerned, I would recommend you wait.

Wait, what? All those months that I was not getting the shot, and I thought I was simply procrastinating? I was actually following my doctor’s advice.

I procrastinated my way to proper Covid protections.

Sometimes it pays to do nothing.

Stay safe

Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren. Order Miscellany II, an anthology including his latest short story, “The Mercy System” here

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