I’m at this moment in the Christian Hospital Changhua and waiting at the Service center to check in. If there’s any interest, I’ll update on how it’s going.
Update 1: still waiting for the 10 people in front of me to get handled by the 4 service center staff.
Compared to the Taichungs Veterans General Hospital the mode here seems to be half the speed with double the staff.
Waiting time until now: 30mins
Update 2: Hot told to fill out the first time patients form and go back to the line.
Important information they need to know: Education, Occupation, Shoe size and content of last week Thursday’s breakfast.
Did you have to give them a passport-sized photo?
Update 3: After filling out the form and waiting another 10 minutes, I went to get measured. Then I was sent to see a doctor who informed me about the side effects of the vaccine and I got that little vaccination passport. Payment was done at a machine without any problems, then back to the lobby where I got the shot.
Currently I’m waiting in a resting area for 30 minutes, getting tenderly breathed on my neck by an elderly gentleman.
I also had to add a government LINE bot called Taiwan V-Watch, that will check on me during the next week.
No, but they probably just forgot to ask for one. The guys from the TOEIC test last week did tho.
Sounds like a late night porno channel.
Update 4: My shoulder aches every time I move it. My joints in the arms decided to join in too. Otherwise I just feel really exhausted. But that could also be due to stress at work and having a toddler who choses chaos, every morning when waking up.
Pro Tip: If you have kids, don’t get your vaccination the same time as your spouse. This way one is fit enough to hold the havoc at bay.
I’m sure with a tender and achy arm, that’s probably bad advice.
Update 5: it’s been a little over 24h since I got the shot. I developed a fever and my whole body aches. I feel like the average Taiwanese 1994 Toyota Camry looks like.
At least they are still running.
Update 6: I went today to get the 2nd shot. They really streamlined the process, every “station” was in one room. It took longer to park the car than from putting the NHS Card into the reader until I sat down to wait the obligatory 30 mins.
I got AZ again. My body seems to react more quickly this time and every muscle is sore af.