UPDATE: As of June 12, 2021 I received my 2nd shot of Pfizer so I am fully vaccinated.
On Friday March 19, 2021 I received the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. It was a good experience, the wonderful nurse allowed me to record the moment. I also took some TCM herbs before and after the needle injection into my left deltoid muscle so as to minimize any unwanted side effects and support my “wei qi” as we say in TCM, and it seemed to work as I was fine. I also used a TCM herbal patch on my arm near the site of injection to minimize any muscle soreness and that helped as well. I continued to go to work afterwards and the next day, Saturday, I did my hour exercise regime before work and on Sunday I rode my motorcycle for hours, so all is well. I wanted to post my experience in case my patients are thinking about getting the vaccine and have fears – it turned out okay for me 🙂
Prior to getting the vaccine I have been very healthy and displayed no signs or symptoms of coronavirus. I continue to maintain high cleanliness standards with my own personal hygiene and that of my clinic.