Wait, what did I just see!?
Did you hear that the Governor of Ohio announced a vaccine lottery? That’s right, if you get your vaccine and you live in Ohio, you will be entered in 5 separate drawings to win a million dollars! Hey, uh, Governor Northam, can we get in on this, please? I don’t normally play the lotto, this is one lottery I can get behind for sure.
While I’m daydreaming about what I’d be doing with my vaccine lottery win if I lived in Ohio, you should sign up to get your vaccine if you haven’t already. Now, anyone in Virginia over the age of 12 can sign up to get their shots. Lots of places have walk-in appointments, so availability is no longer an issue! All you have to do is show up, get jabbed, hydrate, and go home!
And definitely don’t be one of the 10% of people who just straight-up skip out on getting their second shot. Some people don’t want to get the second shot because they are worried about side effects, but if you don’t get it, you could still end up getting COVID, especially with so many variants around now. Did I feel like hot garbage after my second dose? Yes. Would I do it again a million times over to prevent myself from getting or spreading the virus to others? 100000% yes.
Why would I put myself through that? Because now that I’m two weeks past getting my second dose, I get to hug my grandma. Last week, I got to have lunch with some friends I hadn’t seen in person in over a year. I’m going to a friend’s wedding in June that was postponed last year. And because my kids still aren’t eligible to get vaccinated, I’m still doing everything I can to protect them and the kids they go to daycare with. Getting vaccinated isn’t just about you, it’s about everyone else you interact with, too. Twelve hours of feeling sick is very, very worth it.
Maybe if we have that lottery thing here in Virginia, more people would sign up to get their vaccine. But you shouldn’t need a million dollar incentive to do the right thing and get both doses of your vaccine. Sign up today and do the right thing for your kids, your grandparents, and the rest of the community.