This Omicron strain of Covid is out of control in Australia. You can read electric newspapers as well as I can. We know what is happening. In January this year my cardiologist told me, don't worry about it. We will all catch Covid at some point. In spite of his alarming statement, we are doing our best to not catch Covid.
We both have booster doses booked in January, but we are going to try walk up places to get the jab earlier.
We are extra alarmed as on the 27th there has been a case in our building. We don't know if it is a resident or visitor. Oddly, today on the 29th the cafe across the road is closed. I had coffee there yesterday, outdoors and I ordered at a window. I had earlier asked the cafe owner if he would be open between Christmas and New Year and he assured me he would be. While clearly closed, I walked past today and sure enough, there had been a Covid case attending on the 28th, the day I had had coffee there outside.
I wonder if it was the Covid person in our building who attended the cafe.
Whatever, this is getting too close to home. All we can do is avoid busy areas, keep masks on and hand sanitise.
Later: I researched getting a walk in booster shot now to no avail. It is New Year's Eve on our shopping day Friday and the shops will be very busy and the forecast temperature is 38 degrees. We decided to shop today, Thursday. We walked past the chemist in South Melbourne Central and noticed people sitting in chairs waiting and filling in a form. We went in and were told, yes you can have your booster here. Come back in half an hour. We went and had coffee and returned, filled in the form and were injected with Moderna, the vax of our choice after two AZ doses. Well done Pharmasave and thank you.
So far, seven hours later, no reaction. Booster appointments have been cancelled and documentation has been downloaded to our phones.
We feel a bit safer, a bit happier but far from invincible.