R.I. pushes youth vaccinations, expects approval for children under 12 by end of 2021

Rhode Island Gov. Daniel J. McKee was joined by state public health officials on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Johnston High School to promote vaccination among student athletes and other high school students. / AP FILE PHOTO STEVEN SENNE
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE was joined by state public health officials on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at Johnston High School to promote vaccination among student athletes and other high school students. / AP FILE PHOTO STEVEN SENNE
JOHNSTON – Rhode Island health officials said plans are in place to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to children under 12 years old this year, with a promise from the federal government that the shots would become available for the age group by the end of 2021. But before then, the state plans to renew an…

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