An OKU (PWD) went for vaccination.

An OKU (PWD) went for vaccination.

Today Anna brought her son, Kenneth for his first dose vaccination at Axiata Arena. There were many designated sign boards to guide OKUs (PWDs).

There were some people on wheelchair at the tent.

Vaccination ( Photo by CDC on Pexels.com)

“This is the OKU lane?” Anna asked a guard.

“Yes. Who is OKU? You? Or him?”

Then noticing his slightly stiff outstretched hands (a side-effect of anti-psychotics medication), “ah, you? This way…” Anna followed.

At a registration counter, the lady asked him, “anda takut ‘injection'” ( are you afraid of injection)?

“Tak ( No),” Kenneth straightened his shoulder proudly. The lady gave him a cute thumb-up. Anna smiled.

Entering the cubicle, the nurse asked him to sit down, “Kenneth, do you know why you are here today? ”

“… for vaccination,” his legs were shaking vigorously, though he put up a brave front. He pulled up his sleeve.

“Breathe in and out, Kenneth,” Anna instructed him as the nurse gave the injection.

There were some people who stared at this abled-looking young man who seemed to bypass them in the queue.

Then they went to the observation bay to sit for a while before being allowed to leave the arena.

It was fast. In less than forty minutes they were out of the arena.

“I am proud of you, Kenneth!” Anna was so glad all went well for the day.

That is why a special lane is needed!

That is why a special lane is needed! (haiku)

a family spending time together
Special child (Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com)

Stop, stop! Wait for me!

A flurry of foot-steps heard,

of men and his mum!

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Where are you going?

You want to go to toilet?

Relieved, they found one!

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Put on your mask, boy!

He tored and threw it away,

and darted forwards.

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After vaccination, a few visibly-disabled persons sat on wheelchairs at the observation bay for disabled. Three men sat nearby calmly and well-behaved. Their carers were besides them.

That odd one reminds me of two teenagers who went for an excursion to a zoo. Both of them were always looking for toilets. A possible drug induced side-effect is polyuria.

This incidence is an example to show why a special lane is needed for people with disabilities, including counters at banks, post-office, and groceries.

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