Everything was OK after 2nd COVID-19 dose, says Torres

Posted on Jan 26 2021


Other than a little discomfort on his left arm where he received his second COVID-19 vaccine injection, Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres said Friday that everything felt fine.

“Just a little fatigue,” said Torres during his radio news briefing when asked how he feels after getting his second dose.

Torres has also spoken with others who got the second dose who stated that there’s absolutely no side effect at all.

“I just want to continue the encouragement for everyone to register and be patient. And make sure that we all get vaccinated,” the governor said.

Reaction to the vaccinations have been mixed, with some reporting not feeling any side effects at all, while others reported feeling some headache, elevated temperature, and lethargy after the second dose. Others report feeling better after taking an over-the-counter painkiller and drinking lots of fluids.

Torres received his second dose last Jan. 9. Shortly after, he said he feels a sense of relief that he’s taking this for his family and the Commonwealth.

“I continue to encourage our community to get vaccinated through our phase-based rollout,” the governor said.

At Friday’s news briefing, Torres said he and the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force went to Rota last Wednesday to assess the health center and meet Mayor Efraim M. Atalig and the mayor’s team ahead of the planned inoculation on Rota last Sunday. “We’re excited to see the rollout over the weekend,” he said. “We’re really excited to see the progress and the success. And we continue to communicate with our partners, our community.”

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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