You Got the Second Dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine. Now What?

Celebrate your success and keep your mask on

Dr Jeff Livingston
Medium Coronavirus Blog
3 min readFeb 9, 2021

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Happy senior citizen and doctor with masks
Photo: Drazen Zigic/istock by Getty

As Covid-19 vaccines arrive in American cities, we are moving into a new phase of the pandemic. The vaccination rollout continues to improve, with the U.S. now vaccinating over one million people per day. Though millions still wait in line for vaccination access, 32 million Americans have received one dose, and over 9.5 million have completed the series.

Hope is on the horizon.

But Covid-19 is a novel virus with new vaccines and treatments, so it is not a surprise that many people have questions, especially about what to do after getting vaccinated. My mother, who qualified for vaccination in category 1B, prompted this story the morning after her second vaccine dose when she sent me this text:

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Like millions of senior citizens, my mother is anxious to get out of the house and hug her grandchildren. Many others may be feeling the same way: Senior citizens and those with medical conditions are classified as 1B. Qualifications vary state by state but generally include those greater than 65 years old or with chronic medical conditions.

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Dr Jeff Livingston
Medium Coronavirus Blog

Obgyn, Husband, Father, & Entrepreneur. Writing about Women’s Health, Parenting, and Self-improvement. CEO of MacArthurmc.com & founder of Medika.life