R.I. health officials look to expand vaccine eligibility to younger adolescents

OFFICIALS from the R.I. Department of Health recently discussed the phase-three clinical trial of Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine for use in adolescents. / R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
OFFICIALS from the R.I. Department of Health recently discussed the phase-three clinical trial of Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine for use in adolescents. / R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
PROVIDENCE — With the opening Monday of eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccines to all Rhode Islanders age 16 and older, state health officials will start looking toward vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds, possibly within weeks. Rhode Island has about 48,305 children in that age group, according to the R.I. Department of Health. The state expansion will…

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