I was very worried initially because I had yet to be called, in spite of having registered way back in February 2021. I know of (younger) people who registered much later and yet got their appointments first. Never mind lah, that is their rezeki.
I felt very left out because my parents, my brothers and my partner had already gotten their jabs. Jealousnya aku!
So I was very excited when I got the SMS message and promptly checked the MySejahtera app. My appointment was today 01-07-2021 at 9:30am at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre.
Of course I was very happy but yet apprehensive and nervous. Getting there is not a problem because my lahling accompanied me. I was not scared of the jab. Instead I was scared of being jakun. LOL!
Don't worry lah! Got people there to guide you what to do. That's what my lahling told me. But still. I was nervous.
I made sure to have a good breakfast. One slice of sourdough, fried eggs and baked beans. Must keep blood sugar level up so that I don't feel faint heh..heh.. This is not the time to be hypoglycemic.
My lahling and I have not been to Sunway Pyramid for a long, long time. We used to go there for the chicken buffet, dunno if that place still exist.
He is generally a very good navigator (except for that one time) and used Waze just to be on the safe side.
We arrived around 8:30am way ahead of my appointment. While looking for parking, we saw the long queue.
It was not too bad. The army personnel asked to see my appointment on the MySejahtera app and although I was early, I was allowed to sit at Lane 1 and wait.
Then it was my lane's turn to go inside. You have to show your MySejahtera profile first before entering. So make sure to update before you go for your appointment. Also remember to bring your IC.
Once inside the Convention Centre, I was given a consent form with a queue number attached. Just fill up name, IC number and indicate that I agree to receive the vaccine.
Then I was shown to another section.
This is where you wait for your number to be called. See that big screen up there? Every time a number moved it goes Ding Dong! and my heart also Ding Dong! It sort of reminded me of the stockbroker's office where you watch stock prices go up or down hah..hah..
Of course lah I did not wear my selipar Jepun. Go for vaccination must wear stylo mylo a bit.
Ding Dong! Ah! My number naik! So I got up and scrambled to the designated station where I was asked if I suffered from allergies and briefed on the side effects post-vaccination.
I asked what vaccine I would be given and I found out it was Pfizer. I was then asked to sign the consent form and proceeded to the next station.
This is where things moved really fast and I did not have the opportunity to take pictures of the vaccination booths. I was ushered into a booth and I got a very nice nurse. The jab was quick and practically painless. I couldn't help but remark "Eh, kejap jer dah! Tak sakit pun!". The nurse chuckled.
Then I was off to yet another station (the last one) for a 15 minute observation. While I was there a young chap approached me and asked me to download the Sunway Pals for Life app to get free parking (and some other perks).
When time was up, I exited the hall and my lahling was waiting for me outside. So we left, me feeling relieved and happy to finally get my jab!
As at the time of writing, I have not experienced any major side effects except for slight discomfort on the injection site and a bit of backache (may not be related to the jab). And oh, I also peed a lot hah..hah.. I also don't know if this is vaccine related or what. I will update this post should I experience any other side effects.
The appointment for my second dose has been fixed and I am waiting for confirmation of the time. I hope it is in the morning.
To those of you going for your vaccination, don't worry too much, all will be well, God willing. Good luck!