I got the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine! After several hours my arm is not sore, but I won't be surprised if I have some discomfort tomorrow. I went through a lot of internal dialogue about taking this step, but I'm glad I did. I don't want to get the virus myself, nor do I want to get it and pass it on to anyone else. I can't remember how many weeks away the 2nd dose is, but I will be notified by the medical practice. Right now I am feeling great!
It seems like they are juggling to get people scheduled for the vaccine, and I understand that many don't get notified of their appointment for a while after requesting. I think I got my acceptance and appointment within hours of requesting it, probably because of my magic age of 80!
I will keep you posted of any negative side effects I may feel in the next couple of days. Of course, everyone has a different reaction to vaccines, but I hope my experience will help some of you decide what you want to do in this regard.