Rhode Island urges COVID-19 boosters for 16- and 17-year-olds

GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE announced on Dec. 10 that 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster. / AP PHOTO/JESSICA HILL
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island officials are encouraging both 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds to get COVID-19 vaccine booster shots as soon as possible, with Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Department of Health announcing expanded eligibility for teenagers on Friday. The announcement followed a statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday…

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