Saturday, 19 June 2021 – I made a new appointment for my vaccination

As usual, I’ve written too many words in this diary for my istagram post. Instagram didn’t accept the text exactly as I wrote, so I had to cut some of my text. This blog’s text is the original.


Good evening from Tokyo under the third time state of emergency.
Day 56.

Today in Tokyo, the weather remained unsettled and hazy. It’s the rainy season, so the weather is like that. It was raining on and off. The humidity was high but it wasn’t hot, rather a chilly Saturday.

In yesterday’s post, I wrote that I’ll be got my first vaccine shot in mid-July and my second will be in early August. However, today I cancelled these appointments.
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Today I met with my doctor. Once a month I take a short medical advice in his small clinic. He checks my health and writes a prescription for me.

Before I left home, I knew from the website of my doctor’s clinic that next week his clinic will also start the vaccination for the Coronavirus. It will be mainly for his regular patients. Although non-patients can make the vaccination appointment, fortunately I’m his regular patient.

I talked with him that I was worried about anaphylactic shock from the vaccine. I think all allergic people are worried about same thing. He said that perhaps there would be no problem in my case.

Before I went to the clinic, at my house, using Internet, I cancelled the appointments which I made yesterday on my local government’s system. After my medical consultation, I told the classy lady at the reception desk of my doctor that I wanted to make an appointment for my vaccination. She took out an old‐fashioned notebook, looked at the hand writing list and told me that the days and times I could make my appointment.

My doctor is keeping his clinic always with the newest machines and systems. I think the classy lady at the reception desk is his mother. A notebook for appointments that she took out reminded me of the decades old system – handwritten and managed on paper. The contrast between the clinic with its modern equipment and the lady at the reception desk with her old-fashioned notebook was interesting and nice. She wrote down in her notebook the appointment for my 1st shot. Now I can get my 1st vaccination at the end of this month. That’s the good news. As I said, there is hope.

Good night. Have a great weekend!

People who received at least one shot of the vaccine in Japan
As of 18 June: 21,571,126 people
(17.2% of the total population of 125.36 million on 1 May)

Wear a mask and wash your hands.
Stay safe and healthy πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜·πŸ––πŸ––πŸ––πŸ––πŸ––
19 June 2021 #tokyo #japan

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