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After COVID-19 Vaccination, Bob Feels Fine

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
February 26, 2021

VIDEO: 3 Cheers for COVID-19 Vaccination – Bob Stuhmer gets his 2nd Covid-19 Vaccination, 2/20/2021, Nassau County, New York:

Last weekend, Bob and I had our second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shots at a vaccination site in Nassau County.

Late January, when one of my daughters magically landed on an online vaccination sign-up page that listed available appointments and worked, she scheduled appointments for Bob and me.

There was no blood on Bob’s arm after the shot, so the medical student who administered the Pfizer vaccination said he didn’t need a bandage unless he wanted one. (He didn’t.)

•  SIDE EFFECTS for Bob?  He didn’t have any side effects after the first dose on January 30th, and didn’t have any after the second dose three weeks later.

•  SIDE EFFECTS for me?  Barely worth mentioning. For about a day after each vaccination, my arm felt a bit sore when I touched it. After the second shot, I felt slightly light-headed for a few minutes, which I suspect is because I didn’t eat anything between breakfast and my early afternoon appointment.

Long Island, New York, USA. February 20, 2021. Nurse from Stony Brook University administers 1st shot of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccinations to ANN PARRY, at Nassau County.

Long Island, New York, USA. February 20, 2021. Nurse from Stony Brook University prepares to administer 1st shot of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination to ANN PARRY, at Nassau County.

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NewsdayCOVID-10 vaccines: How to book appointments on Long Island  Erin Serpico’s article has links & info covering Long island and NYC. Because it’s comprehensive, all in one place, and updated as new info becomes available, it’s a very helpful resource:  https://www.newsday.com/news/health/coronavirus/covid-vaccine-appointments-long-island-resources-1.50149215


Some useful info for scheduling COVID vaccinations:

NYS Vaccination Hotline:  1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829)

New York State:  https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

Nassau County:  https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/vaccine

Suffolk County: https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine


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(© 2020 Ann Parry, FromLongIsland.com) Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. ANNIE FITZPATRICK, 12-years-old, and friends hold a pink shell with Fight like a Girl written on it. Lizzie's Army painted shells to sell to raise funds to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Annie's 24 year old sister Lizzie was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in late June . Over $3,000 has been raised so far through shell sales and GoFundMe.

Lizzie’s Army fights like a girl for breast cancer research

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
August 17, 2020

Lizzie’s Army

When 24-year-old LIZZIE FITZPATRICKwho happens to live a few blocks from me in Merrick – was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in late June, three tweens – her sister ANNIE, 12; their cousin MADDY; and Annie’s best friend ISABELLE – decided to turn their summer hobby of painting shells into a business to raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

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Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. Tweens, L-R, ISABELLE, MADDY, and ANNIE FITZPATRICK, hold three of many shells they and friends painted, to raise funds to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The trio formed Lizzie's Army after Annie's 24-year-old sister Lizzie Fitzpatrick was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in late June. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. Tweens, L-R, ISABELLE, MADDY, and ANNIE FITZPATRICK, hold three of many shells they and friends painted, to raise funds to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The trio formed Lizzie’s Army after Annie’s 24-year-old sister Lizzie Fitzpatrick was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in late June. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

After seeing a News 12 segment announcing Lizzie’s Army was having a fundraiser selling painted shells on August 15th, I knew I had to cover it to help spread news about how Annie, Maddy and Isabelle are fighting like girls to raise money for breast cancer research.

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. At left, DESIREE VALENTINE, of Westbury, selects a shell ANNIE FITZPATRICK, 12, hands to her, during a Lizzie's Army fund raiser for money to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. At left, DESIREE VALENTINE, of Westbury, selects a shell ANNIE FITZPATRICK, 12, hands to her, during a Lizzie’s Army fund raiser for money to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Also, two days ago, Andrea Fitzpatrick organized the Lizzie’s Army gofundme campaign, and as of 2:18 AM EST today, it’s raised $2,480, so I feel pretty safe predicting it will not only reach but surpass its goal of $2,500.

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. @fight4thegirls is instagram account for Lizzie's Army, which paints and sells shells to raise money for breast cancer research. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. @fight4thegirls is instagram account for Lizzie’s Army, which paints and sells shells to raise money for breast cancer research. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Lizzie is currently undergoing 16 chemotherapy treatments, and is grateful for her incredible support system.


  • FEATURE PHOTO at top of post:  Merrick, New York, U.S. August 15, 2020. ANNIE FITZPATRICK, 12, and friends hold a pink shell with “Fight like a Girl” written on it. Lizzie’s Army painted shells to sell to raise funds to donate to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. (© 2020 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

gofundme:  Lizzie’s Army

instagram:  @fight4thegirls

my Lizzie’s Army PHOTO GALLERY

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