Took S19 for his first and only dose of J&J this morning at Rite Aid. Fortunately when I scheduled, it was the first appointment of the day at 10am. We got there 20 mins early and they were already prepared and ready to with his shot. It was a breeze and the complete opposite experience my S21 earlier this week.
S21’s appointment was at a different Rite Aid. His appt was at 10:27. We got there at 10:10. It took two hours - standing in the pharmacy area the entire time. The Rite Aids here just started administering the vaccine this week, so I did not fault the staff but it was a mess. The way Rite Aid booked the appointments, there was a 30 minute window and all 10 appointments are 3 mins apart. Well, it took them 10-15 minutes in between each person, and my son was last. I’m not sure what the delay was - seemed to be they had to enter all kinds of info for each person, and that slowed everything down. When I went with my son this morning, they already had all the paperwork printed out and ready to go.
So as of today, all six of us have at least had our first dose. D17 is fully vaccinated. She is in college but was eligible early due to her job in San Diego. The rest of us were vaccinated here in MD. Dh had first dose of Moderna, D23 (she recently turned 16) and I had our first dose of Pfizer almost two weeks ago and my two sons both now have had J&J.
When I heard that J&J distribution will be way way down next week, I was so thankful I was able to get my sons’ appointments scheduled this week as soon as I learned on Monday that they were eligible.