An editorial to Mel Rothenburger.
I GOT THE JAB yesterday. Right in the arm.
It was very likely the smartest 45 minutes I’ve spent in more than a year. Kudos to the healthcare workers, volunteers, those on the phone lines and others who are making the vaccination clinics go very smoothly indeed.
When I joined the lineup Tuesday morning it was about 20 people long but it moved ahead at a consistent pace. The mood was lighthearted, with the usual jokes about masks that fog up glasses, and wisecracks about foot-long needles as big around as your little finger.
In reality, it was painless. After reaching the registration table and waiting a minute or two for one of the dozen nurses to wave a green paddle — a signal for the next person in line to come on down — the jab itself was anti-climactic.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.