If you have already received your COVID shot, did you know that you can get your completed vaccination card laminated at the Office Depot (2319 South First Street, Yakima)?

I finally got my shot yesterday but I had to drive all the way to the Yakamart in Toppenish, where the Yakama Nation-White Swan Health Clinic was giving out vaccines for free to anyone. Yakima Health District still has restrictions on who is eligible to get a vaccine within city limits.

Meanwhile, get your completed vaccination card laminated, and remember that if you have been patiently waiting to be called up for your vaccine, anyone in Washington state over the age of 16 years old is eligible beginning April 15th. Thankfully, if you live in Yakima you won't have to drive out of the city limits anymore to get your "Fauci Ouchie", as some people are hilariously calling it, thanks to a 6-year-old ballet student.

As you may know, there are currently three coronavirus vaccines on the market: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna. I have heard a lot of people say they prefer to get the Johnson & Johnson one because it is just a one-shot deal. I received the Moderna one, so I am scheduled to go back and get my second dose in about a month. I don't even mind because I was finally able to get one!

One of the side effects I had from the Moderna shot was unexpected. I knew going into this that I would have a slightly sore arm from receiving the vaccine, and I am anticipating to start having some weird space dreams, but I didn't expect that my legs and feet would develop a mind of their own.

You see, every other night or so, my 10-year-old daughter, Willow, challenges me to a jumping rope competition in her bedroom. It makes her so happy to beat me at jump rope, so I kindly oblige. It's a lot of fun for us to do and has become a weird Mother-Daughter bonding experience. Anyhow, last night, I couldn't jump rope. It was as if my legs did NOT want to do any jumping. My brain was telling my feet to jump, but they wouldn't budge. They had a mind of their own. Quite out of the ordinary, indeed. I blame the Moderna shot!

In case you missed it, Second Gentleman, Doug Emhoff, will be making a visit to Yakima on April 6th to tout the benefits of the American Rescue Act and Covid Relief Bill from Congress. Read about it here.

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