I Just Got My COVID-19 Vaccination – Here's Why I Feel Miserable About It

Like many of my fellow immigrants to Israel from the United States, I am consumed by worry, frustration and anger at how easily I was able to get the vaccine while my elderly parents in the U.S. must sit and wait

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I should be thrilled.

This week, I joined a small, elite group of people deeply envied around the world. I am a healthy, 50-something woman who is neither a health care provider, teacher or any other kind of essential worker. Yet I was able to pick up the phone, speak to a friendly representative, and make an appointment to receive my first dose of Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine.

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