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GOOD VACCINE KARMA
Claire is charge nurse of the day shift of the COVID Intensive Care Unit at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago.
However this past Wednesday, the third day of the vaccine roll-out, Claire texted me that she'd received an email telling her, "You've been chosen! Sign up!" to receive the COVID vaccine.
But when she tried to log onto the given website to sign up, the website wouldn't load. It was, Claire said, "like when you're trying to get "Hamilton" tickets but so is everyone else." After a few tries she couldn't get into the website at all, which led her to believe that maybe the email inviting her to sign up for a vaccination was a fake or maybe all the time slots were already taken. She mused that, after all, "This is the hottest ticket in town."
I reminded her how good she is at snagging hot tickets. When "Hamilton" opened in Chicago Claire was able to get tickets, not only once for her and Miguel,
And so Claire continued to pursue the vaccination sign-up website, listening to the soundtrack of "Hamilton" for good luck. After numerous refreshings, she was finally able get onto the website and to sign up. She was given an appointment for the following day at noon at one of the Northwestern satellite locations.
On December 17, 2020, at noon, Claire joined the ranks of the first wave of COVID warriors to receive the initial dose of the vaccine.
"Oh, did that hurt?" the nurse asked.
Claire told her that no, it didn't hurt. She was just overcome with emotion, humility, and thankfulness beyond words.