Got both doses of the Pfizer COVID vaccine!

I got both Pfizer COVID vaccines in January and February 2021! You can tell how I excited I was in the second pic LOL.

As of April 2021, per the site, about 331 million people in the United States have received at least 1 dose of either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine. I am happy to say I was one of those 331 million!

Because I’m a Registered Nurse, I was considered Group 1A in both my home state (NJ) and work state (PA) and was offered to receive the COVID vaccine in January. I decided to receive the vaccine in PA since the vaccination site was only a 10 min drive from my job.

I was pretty nervous prior to getting my first dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. I read online about people having severe allergic reactions, and a few people posted online how some people they knew had other reactions like severe shaking or muscle tremors.

When I reviewed actual study data for the Pfizer COVID vaccine, I saw that overall the vaccine was safe and the majority of people who received the vaccine did well. The study included about 43,000 people, and the most common side effects experienced were fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, pain at the injection site, and fever. Severe side effects were noted in <2% of the study participants. After reading the actual study, I felt much better about receiving the Pfizer COVID vaccine.

I received my first Pfizer COVID vaccine in January, and the only thing I felt was a sore arm for a few days. I felt pretty good otherwise 🙂 I made a quick video a week after my first vaccine to report on how I was feeling.

My second Pfizer COVID vaccine was in February, and at first I felt ok. The next day, though, I began having quite a few side effects, such as headache, fatigue, nausea, feeling feverish (I used a thermometer and saw I didn’t have a fever), and fatigue. I didn’t feel that great on Day 2, so I took Tylenol and went to bed early that night.

On Day 3 – I felt fantastic and had no more side effects!! (and of course I made a video about how I was feeling on Day 3 LOL) I also made a video 1 week after my second Pfizer COVID vaccine while rolling through the car wash to report that I was still feeling well!

Rolling through the car wash and feeling good a week after getting the second Pfizer COVID vaccine 🙂

I wanted to share my experience with the Pfizer COVID vaccine to encourage all of you to get the vaccine, if you’re interested in getting the vaccine.

I felt pretty well after getting both doses, and now I am 95% protected against COVID. The other advantage of the COVID vaccine is that the vaccines greatly decrease the severity of symptoms associated with COVID. In other words, if you get the COVID vaccine and get COVID, you probably won’t get really sick and only experience mild symptoms that you would get if you catch a cold.

As of this writing, it has been 2 months since I got my second Pfizer COVID vaccine, and I still feel great!

Hopefully all of you get the vaccine. If you’re having difficulty finding an appointment to get the COVID vaccine in the United States, I highly recommend visiting these 2 websites. These sites have really helped people I know get appointments:

Please continue wearing a mask, cleaning your hands often and practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID (even if you do get the COVID vaccine). Stay safe and stay healthy everyone!

Covid-19 Treatment Myth

I’ve been reading online some “treatments” people are suggesting to prevent covid-19, which in reality are myths. I talk about one of the myths I read about recently in my latest video. Hint: Hot water is better used for tea or coffee 😊. Stay safe everyone!

Social Distancing in my back yard…beautiful day!

World Health Organization launches messaging service to answer COVID-19 questions

Recent news and social media’s #1 topic recently has been about COVID-19. Many people, of course, are turning to the internet to find out the latest reports and facts about this pandemic. The World Health Organization recently launched a fantastic messaging service via WhatsApp to help answer your questions and provide updates, reports and facts about COVID-19.

I tried the messaging service myself after logging onto WhatsApp and was impressed with the information I received (screen shots are below). If you would like accurate, up to date information about the Coronavirus pandemic, I highly recommend the World Health Organization’s WhatsApp messaging service. To learn more, here is the original article:

To access the messaging service directly via WhatsApp, click here or the image below. Stay safe everyone!

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Healthy lunch recipe you can make at home in under 20 minutes!

Since ALOT of people stocked up on groceries due to the #coronavirus quarantine, I wanted to share an easy, healthy lunch dish you can make at home in about 20 min!

What you will need:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • Toaster
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • Hummus
  • Sriracha or sauce of your choice (optional)
  1. Boil 2 eggs for about 10 minutes. While boiling the eggs, toast your 2 slices of bread.
  2. Spread hummus on each piece of toast.
  3. Slice up the 2 hard boiled eggs and put on the toast with hummus.
  4. Garnish with onion (or any veggie) and serve with sriracha (or a sauce of your choice) on the side.

You’re ready to enjoy a healthy, delicious home made lunch that’s also under 500 calories! Have a good lunch!

Oh and a reminder: make sure to always wash your hands before making your lunch and before eating 😊

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One of the BEST ways to avoid Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a major health concern around the world today. One of the BEST ways to avoid Coronavirus is also the BEST way to avoid the flu – handwashing!

Handwashing often, ESPECIALLY before eating or touching your mouth, nose or eyes, is the best way to prevent getting sick from a virus or bacteria. Currently, the CDC recommends washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you are not near a sink, you can also clean your hands with hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, as long as your hands are not visibly dirty.

Check out my videos on handwashing and cleaning your hands with hand sanitizer. The one I filmed in the parking lot was done recently…and I wanted to show off my Philadelphia Eagles lunch bag (go Birds!) haha

The other video was done about 5 years ago on Halloween featuring 2 of my coworkers, Mimi and Julie! Some of the nurses and medical assistants decided we would dress up as Star Trek.

The Halloween Star Trek video was fun because we filmed it unrehearsed and during a brief 5 minute break in between seeing patients, which is why at the end I ran to turn off the camera because we all had patients to see. Not to worry, none of our patients were kept waiting 😉

I hope you enjoy my videos, and I hope all of you stay safe during the #coronavirus quarantine!

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