Hospital doc receives first COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island

A FEDEX DRIVER gives a thumbs up after delivering a box containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to pharmacists Richard Emery, right, and Karen Nolan as it arrives at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence on Monday. AP PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN
PROVIDENCE (AP) – A city hospital doctor became the first person in Rhode Island to receive a coronavirus vaccine on Monday. Dr. Christian Arbelaez, a physician at Rhode Island Hospital, was the first in line for a shot of the vaccine developed by Pfizer. He said he was "filled with adrenaline and happiness” and thankful…

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