I have never taken a flu shot but was looking forward to the new mRNA Covid vaccine, and got one on 2021-04-10.
The FEMA mass vaccination site at the Hynes Convention Center is very well run. It is staffed largely by the navy. Everything from the entry to the exit is meticulous: greeting and hand sanitizing at the entry, checking in with an ID, guiding to the available inoculation station, 15-minute observation at a designated area, exiting with a parking voucher. The parking at the Prudential Center Parking Garage is free with the voucher.
Scheduled for 8:12.
Arrived early and received a Pfizer shot at 8:09. Some blood at the injection site. The navy serviceman probably shot a capillary.
Resting till 8:24
Did some shopping in Boston afterward.
Felt dry eyes for a few hours.
Noticeable pain at the injection site when moving the right arm.
2021-04-11 (day 2).
The pain decreased significantly.