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While I was in Mexico I read that new booster shots by Pfizer and Moderna targeting the Omicron variants were approved and available. The day after my return I went to the pharmacy at a nearby supermarket and asked if they were taking appointments for the shot. He said, "Yes" and asked me if wanted Pfizer or Moderna. Since I have had a total of four Moderna shots without any reaction, I told him I preferred Moderna. He put me down for an appointment on Wednesday. He also asked if I wanted my flu shot at the same time. I asked if they had the high potency flu shot for senior citizens. He said they did not have any at that time, so I figured I would get that later or at a different pharmacy.
Yesterday I went back to the supermarket a few minutes before my appointed time. There was a gentleman getting the shot ahead of me, and a couple who were checking in for a later appointment. We were all senior citizens. I was asked again if I wanted a flu shot, and I asked if they had received a shipment of the high potency vaccine. They had, so I got the COVID shot in my left arm, and the flu shot in my right. Knock on wood, but I have not had any reaction from the COVID shot. Ironically it is the arm with the flu shot that feels a little sore.
I was reading an article on the internet a few days ago, and there is a name for people such as I who still have not become infected with the COVID virus. We are called "super-dodgers". It may just be a combination of luck and the fact that I am still quite cautious and wear an N-95 mask whenever I go to the store. But scientists and doctors think that it might be that we have a strong immune system or even some sort of genetic protection. Whatever the reason, I am happy that I have made it through three and a half years with getting sick... and I hope that it stays that way!