POD (point of distribution – thank you very much) which is in Union City – for those of us who have no clue about anything in Alameda County or the East Bay other than Oakland and Berkeley. Trust me, Union City is about as far as one can get from our house and still be in the same county. Driving there is easy since our operations hours are 1500-1900.
Leaving just after lunch lets me skip the traffic, drive calmly and arrive early enough to sit in the car and stitch for an hour or so prior set up. The days are starting to get shorter and this is an outside set up, so I am really glad we aren’t open later since I detest the East Bay freeways in general and after dark in particular.
As it turns out, once again we are offering all three US available vaccines. Since the majority of who are now coming in are school aged, most immunizations are Pfizer. As it turns out, it is mostly young men. Something to do with wanting to play sports. What impresses me is that more than a few are also dragging along older siblings or parents.
And I am the vaccinator. Three vaccines? Three separate immunization stations. We have everything color coded and have the client head to the correct table. Absolutely no way do any of us want a med error. So I bop between tables as required.
I enjoy working with this crew. It is a mix of county employees, contract employees and volunteers. And any day that we provide more vaccines than workers is a great day.
I am home by 2030 and not completely wiped out.