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'I got the Shot': Lord mayor gets jabbed
Lord Mayor Betty Disero got her vaccine at Simpson's Apothecary on Friday. (Richard Harley)

Lord Mayor Betty Disero got her COVID-19 vaccine last week.

She got a last-minute call Friday after a cancellation at Simpson's Apothecary in Old Town and rushed down to get her jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

"I did what I tell everybody to do: run, go get it," Disero said.

"It was great. I went in, I waited about, I don't know, five minutes. They were just finishing off with someone. I got there right on time. And they did the shot. I sat there for 15 minutes, and then they gave me some sheets of paper and a certificate for my vaccine and I was home by before 11:30."

Having it is a big sense of relief, she said.

It's a "big weight off my shoulders that I've had the vaccine. It'll take a week or so before it actually kicks in, but I look at the alternative, getting sick, or the possibility of getting sick and that was that worried me more than anything else."

She said she did feel a slight headache the night she got it, "but a couple Tylenol and I was feeling better."

"Other than that, there's nothing, there's no reaction. I'm fine."

She said she is encouraging everyone to get the vaccine, "so everyone is protected."