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V.S. native, former 'Bachelorette' contestant gives vaccine updates


Former “Bachelorette” contestant and Valley Stream native Dr. Joe Park has been providing a steady stream of updates after receiving his second dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine on Jan. 8.

Park, 36, an anesthesiologist at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, was eliminated in the seventh episode of the long-running reality television show. He attended the George W. Hewlett High School and later Georgetown University. He graduated from the Stonybrook School of Medicine in 2014, according to his Facebook.

Park reported some soreness and fatigue after receiving the shots, but said he recovered quickly. On his fourth day after his second dose on Jan. 11 he posted on Instagram that all symptoms had gone.

“I’m feeling great,” he said. “The soreness in the arm is gone, and I have no fatigue at all. I actually ran a 5K yesterday with some friends.”

Park said he would continue to provide updates on his condition, and shortly after posted that he was going to watch the latest episode of “The Bachelor” with fellow former contestant Bennett Jordan.