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Letter: Vaccine appointment by Burnt Lake Trail goes smoothly

I recently received my COVID vaccine by Burnt Lake Trail.

I did have some doubts, concern, trepidation in keeping my appointment, but my wife and I drove up to the site anyway, which was quite a way near north of our town.

Entering the parking area was a person who asked for some details and told us we were in time and directed us to the parking area. We parked there and entered a good sized building. We had an experience that one can never forget. Inside were about twelve tables and sitting on a chair were the providers, and in front of them black boxes, no doubt holding the vaccines in them as well as other supplies such as syringes.

There were other desks too. We went to the first one, and were immediately given fresh masks with instructions to throw away the old ones in a bin. Then we went to the next desks, where our details were taken: name, date of birth, health care information etc, then at the next desk we were explained the procedure. We had to look through the forms and inform if we had a fever, cough etc.

The area was quiet, while the staff were at work, efficiently following their tasks.

We were told to wait till called. We were eventually called to one of the tables, and were once again asked numerous questions, and explained about the procedure as well complications, if any, should be looked for, and how to go about treating them.

Then I had to bare my left shoulder, and a minor prick delivered the solution into me. After that, we waited fifteen minutes after which we left for home.

I’m amazed at how efficient the whole procedure was, and our frontline workers, like angels from heaven, carry out their tasks at some personal peril.

I thank them and also our efficient health care service.

Govind Bhadresa, Red Deer

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