Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Miles from the Mainstream
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.

Armory


168th Street Armory


Armory after first shot