Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

LPR Visits an Armory

March 19, 2021 --

Some people in New York City go to clinics, others to Yankee Stadium, for their covid vaccinations -- among other venues. 

I went to the Armory in Washington Heights, near New York Presbyterian Hospital, on March 9, for my first shot (and second visit - having been told to return later on my first visit, because I had gotten a pneumonia shot within two weeks of my original February 26 appointment. I was told then to return after March 8, and did not have to schedule another appointment for my first vaccination).

The wait after my March 9 vaccination was longer than the wait for the shot.  I quickly filled out a new form and proceeded straight for the vaccination. 

After the injection, there is supposed to be a 15-minute wait to determine if there are any bad after-affects, I guess.  At the end of the 15-minutes, an appointment is set-up for the second shot, in three weeks. It took me half an hour to be scheduled for the follow-up.

All in all, the bureaucratic  machinery for this program of covid vaccinations for the entire populace is wondrous to behold -- at least at the armory.  So many workers in their appointed places, to insure a smoothly-functioning operation.   

Once this vaccination program is completed, one would wish that many of the helpful workers don't end up on unemployment rolls.


168th Street Armory

Armory after first shot