COVID-19 vaccine subcommittee approves J&J vaccine; McKee restates priority for teachers

THE PACE of vaccine administration in Rhode Island has picked up speed in recent weeks as the state has received more supply. A third vaccine, by Johnson & Johnson, will soon start arriving. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. COVID-19 Vaccine Subcommittee approved the immediate use of the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine Wednesday morning, days after the federal government found it is safe and effective for use against the disease. Rhode Island expects to get about 9,100 doses in its first shipment, but can only then re-order after three…

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