About two weeks ago, my friend shared in our group chat that SFA was holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic that following Wednesday, and if we wanted to sign up, we should do so quickly, as spots were filling up fast. 

I signed up for an 11:30 a.m. spot, got the confirmation email and waited half excitedly, half nervously for Wednesday to come. 

When I got to the Nacogdoches Expo Center, where the clinic was being held, I got helped immediately. I had to show my driver's license, fill out a form discussing things like allergies and past medical conditions and then I got in line to get the actual shot. 

I was only in line for a few minutes before being told a spot was ready. The nursing student who administered my shot asked me questions about what I was studying, what my plans were after graduation and was overall professional and kind. 

After receiving the shot, I was guided to an area to wait 15 minutes to make sure I didn’t react to the shot. I left the Expo center at 11:50 a.m., and went on my merry way. 

Overall, the clinic was great. Those working the clinic were very helpful, professional and kept things efficient. 

As for the shot itself, the day of, my arm started to hurt later in the day if I moved it, and I was extremely drowsy. The next day, I threw up oncetook a nap and then felt better. Since then, I haven’t had any other side effects. 

If you are an SFA student and you haven’t received your vaccine, I would recommend signing up for it as soon as possible. 

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