Saturday, June 19, 2021

I Got Vaccinated & I Screamed!!

I registered for vaccination on 02 April in my Sejahtera Apps. I received an approved notification at the end of May. My first dose would be given on 17 June at KLCC Convention Centre at 7.00pm.



My head was full of excitement and worries with tummy butterflies the day before. That's because I read too much nonsense in Facebook about painful needles and swelling arms & nausea for days. Do or die, I had to GO!!! So my wife dropped me off at KLCC at 6.20pm. I must say that it is the best venue in whole Klang Valley. Building is very high class, fully air cond and plenty of open air parking space. All for free.





There were so many frontliners and medical staff in attendance. They were so professional, efficient and very friendly to everyone. They ushered everyone in quickly from section to section. Super fast and no waiting at each section. I showed them my apps on the phone and was whisked inside to fill up 2 declaration forms that needed to be signed in front of the doctor later.




Each section, the wait was no more than 5 minutes. The medical officer promptly asked about my medical history and explained that after the vaccination jab, some people might experience various side effects. 



He showed me this list and asked me to take a photo to keep for reference. I am sharing with the whole world instead.




Finally. this is the last section outside the many closed booths. Individual doctors with a nurse assistant are inside to administer the injection. My turn came in less than 2 minutes and my heart skipped. My body size is big but my heart was like a mouse! I saw in video that the needles were like 5 inches long like chopsticks. So takut lah and I prayed to my dead mother to come & watch me. Kekekekeke

Nurse called me! My face frozen like the Cheung Chau icy pineapple and went inside to see a female doctor. She was very warm and nice. Greeted me and invited me to sit down. She was giggling because I was the only man who ever showed up in sleeveless shirt. She asked this sleeveless young man his age and was shocked to hear my reply. She grabbed my paper to see my age and held my arms. She really said I really looked very young. Ahem! Suddenly she said "Okay la Habis!" 

I looked at her in disbelief and didn't even realized she had poked the needle into my arms. It was so painless! I told you guys my skin is very thick and that's a bonus. I laughed and got up, thanking the doctor and nurse continuously for all their hard work to serve the nation. They thanked me for making the effort to stay safe and protect everyone else. Their kind words echoed and replayed in my head till bedtime. I felt so warm and touched by such caring people. They were on duty since morning until 9.00pm daily. 



The final section was to relax and rest for 15 minutes. Just to make sure that TM did not pengsan or turn green into Incredible Hulk monster before being allowed to leave for home. I was finally given a discharge and the appointment for 2nd dose vaccination on 08 July at KLCC again.



Yay! I was done in less than 30 minutes. I screamed because I received the Sinovac and very happy oooooooo. I posted this one photo in my Facebook and received so many jabs from all the aunties here and there. My kiasu cousins in Singapore called me Aunty Killer for posing this shot. Ouch!


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33 comments:

  1. Congrats for getting the jab! Thank you for the detailed writeup. u r so lucky to get klcc cos it is sure a nice place. You must be all rested and ok now. Did you get the urge to drink coffee or eat certain food? I read that instead of feeling tired and having a slight fever, some people who got the jab feel the urge to drink coffee and eat certain food.

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. I had no side effects or food cravings whatsoever except feeling very sleepy when I reached home. Went to bed before 9pm which was very unusual. Next day my wife was sure that I would feel fatigue for 3 days like her friends. Nah! I was even more energetic. Maybe I took overdosed of supplements for a few days before the jab, had helped me.

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    2. You are most welcome! Wow! Those supplements really did help! Let me go search your supplements article because I remember that you wrote one. Thank you for sharing about the supplements.

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    3. Any supplements will do esp multi vitamins! My wife still shakes her head to see me eat supplements like candies. My late mother teased her that she had married a doctor, right??? Why? I force feed my wife to eat supplements too.

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  2. You're very lucky to be vaccinated so quickly via the national programme. Every day I can see complaints on FB and Twitter that their elderly parents and relatives do not have appointments though they registered in February. The system is truly problematic.

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    1. It is true about the unexplainable delays. I also hear complaints in social media. This makes me think they must have drawn lots as my age is not supposed to be a priority at all. Malaysia Boleh! Thank you PN Gomen. LOLOL

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    2. Today I just saw that a friend on mine who is not even 30 got his appointment at Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil. Mind-boggling.

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    3. Not fair right? You are also not yet 30. Wakakaka

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    4. My AZ appointment is in July. Overtaken. Haha.

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    5. Good luck babe! I would suggest you eat overdosed of vitamins for a few days to boost your immunity. I was kiasu, so I did that.

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  3. I am glad that you had a smooth vaccination with hardly any side effects. I registered earlier than you and yet I am not called yet. I am sure that I am older than you and should have been first! LOL! I can see that your arms are quite muscular and you most likely do resistance training. Do you know that lifting weights increases production of growth hormones? That explains why you look young in spite of your uncle age. LOL!

    Thanks for sharing the side effects and I have saved a copy and shared with my lahling. He had his shot and experienced some of the side effects. Hope my turn comes soon.

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    1. Wakakakaka. Good luck to you and count your prayer beads so that you will be given a jab soon. The whole waiting and pandemic worries is very tiring and scary for everyone.

      I haven't gone to gym or exercise for a month. Muscles semua hilang. What you saw was tiny cream puffs la.

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  4. Woohoo, very muscular looking wor. Congrats and good that you had your vaccination without much side effects. Facebook circulates that drinking coconut juice with help in reducing the fatigue effect after the jab and now all the coconut juice sales are very good! Lolol.

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    1. I didn't have any side effects but drinking coconut juice is my favourite. There is a stall outside my home. It has all the nutrients to boost immunity. I will drink it before and after my next dose for vaccine in early July!! Thanks for the tips.

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  5. When I saw your post title, I thought you screamed because of the painful jab...but no, you screamed because you got your preferred vaccine? Lol! ;) You're so lucky to get your turn so fast especially since you registered only in April. You must be rubbing shoulders with people with connections to to able to cut queue and get in front. Heheh, just kidding! ;D

    I registered in February (the first day registration was open, I think) and only got my turn today. Yup, I just got back from the vaccination centre. I think the system a bit havoc now coz I also hear of younger people getting their turn. Whoa, your centre got less people compared to mine in Mines. Let's see what the next 2 days bring...no side effects, I hope. ^_~ Stay safe everyone...your slot should come soon!

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    1. LOLOL!! Rub what shoulders? I have been rubbing my own shoulders throughout this long MCO and lockdown since early 2020.
      So good to hear that you got your jab and should be protected now. You felt lighter, right??? What jab did you take?

      My appointment was 7.00pm but I was early. That's why it looked empty after the early batch were cleared. They promptly allowed early birds to waste no time and throng inside the empty hall. Less than 30 minutes was fast as I expected 2 hours like that PWTC cases.

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    3. Hi TM,

      Aiyor, so sad...rubbing your own shoulders...well, you can go rub your wife's! :D I'm glad you saw the funny side and understood my "just kidding" jab (unlike someone). Coz you used it too with PH (who also understood and saw the funny side of it).

      Your comment:
      "You really have a big appetite like a prisoner released from Sungai Buloh! Muahahaha Just kidding.
      All cats are like kids with tantrums and sulking. The more you punish her, she will stick to you like glue. Later she would become PHC." TM, don't write "just kidding" coz you're construed as laughing at people! >_<

      PH's reply:
      "LOL! Your comments never fail to crack me up!!!"

      Yes, I got jabbed...that's why I needed to jab someone else for the "pain" (of the needle ^_~) I endured...muahahahaha! I got Sinovac (I heard if your vaccination centre is Mines, it's all Sinovac). I just read about the media personnel who got infected 3 weeks after she finished her 2 doses of vaccine. So, we may have a bit more protection (after the jab) but we're certainly not protected until we achieve herd immunity...and that is why it's important for everyone to get jabbed! My appointment took a little longer as there was a backlog at the last station and I had to wait about half an hour after my jab (instead of the usual 15 mins rest) to get my next appointment date. For those waiting to be jabbed, let me be the first to assure you I feel fine (it's scary, I know, reading about all the adverse side effects that many people suffered. I think it's different for each individual person).

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    5. Now I want to laugh at myself. I am cracking my head how to reply 2 comments above. I will come again okay. Kikikiki

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    8. TM: You don't need to crack your head on a reply really...I don't need one.

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  6. Sinovac receivers can enter China without quarantine when the border reopens lol

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    1. Yay!!!! This is good news or just pulling my legs??? 55555

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    2. This should be true because sinovac is their product so of course should trust it.

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  7. congratulations on getting your first dose successfully and you're lucky your experience was such an efficient one! (my mom's one wasn't.) i really want the pfizer one, though no word on when that'll be available to people who're non-seniors.

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    1. Thank you. I hope you will get your pfizer soon. Hope the government will not need to give you cocktail jabs! LOLOL

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  8. So cute your pose! I didn't take any photo when I had my 1st dose because I was alone and I don't want anyone to hold my HP, hehe :P
    My hubby is a volunteer in KLCC station, maybe you met him when you had your vaccination there :P

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    1. I was alone too but a young man offered to snap my photos.

      That day I hardly noticed any Chinese male volunteer on duty except one that I remember one. He was wearing V neck purplish or blue attire. He was on next table explaining to the candidates coming for jab. I thought he must be a doctor and was so patient to answer so many questions asked. I didn't even ask but nodded my head. Was that your hubby??

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    2. He doesn't have any V neck T, haha. Maybe you were not assigned at his station then.

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