Dear readers and fellow bloggers:
Good morning. Yesterday, Monday January the 18th, 2020, we got the Pfizer vaccine in our left arm, as you can see in the picture below. It is still very difficult to get any vaccine in the USA, even though we qualify two-fold: we are a health care provider and we are over 65 years old. But our dear daughter Noël Marie aggressively researched how to get an appointment for us and, finally the tweeter account of Ms. Daniella Levine-Cava, newly elected Mayor of Miami-Dade County, announced that there was a new batch of vaccines coming to Jackson South Medical Center.
The picture above shows the moment when the lovely Matika, a nurse at the facility, plunged the needle. Ouchhh!!! She was assisted by the equally lovely Sonia, who checked the paperwork to keep us honest (good luck with that) We were treated like a V.I.P. by all the concerned staff: Lorenzo and Nick, at the sign-in station on arrival, Andrés and Ursula, at the documentation station where they verify your true eligibility. Thank you very much for your service.
Thanks to their generous and committed work, we were finally able to get this so precious vaccination certificate.
It is funny that the vaccine they administered to us was produced in the Pfizer facility of Kalamazoo, Michigan. In fact it is located in Portage, a suburb of that city, where we spent our days as an Foreign Exchange Student in 1972, the first time we arrived at this generous country. At that time it was named The Upjohn Company and, being interested in going into Medical School after High School, we visited it for a full day, as an honored guest of the scientists and physicians that were running it. We had a great time. Now they prepared this life-saving vaccine. Thank you very much.
Thank you, Ms. Daniella Levine-Cava, Mayor of Miami-Dade County!
Thank you, Keith R. Tribble, CEO of the Jackson Health Foundation!
Thank you, all the marvelous staff of Jackson South Medical Center!
Thank you, Dr. Albert Bourla, CEO of the Pfizer Company!
Muchas gracias, queridissima Noelita!
What do you think? Please tell us.
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