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Study: R.I. tops in nation for COVID-19, flu child vaccination rates

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked first in the nation for child vaccination rates for COVID-19 and flu, according to a study by QuoteWizard by...

8 R.I. community health centers to receive $2M to boost COVID-19...

PROVIDENCE – Eight Rhode Island community health centers will receive more than $2 million in federal funding to boost vaccination efforts among underserved communities. Sens....

The doctor-patient relationship in a COVID world

Sitting barely 6 feet away from me, my patient yelled angrily, his face mask slipping to his upper lip: “No, I will not get...

Brown School of Public Health staff urges vaccine mandate for Providence...

PROVIDENCE – In an open letter sent Jan. 14, more than two dozen researchers and epidemiologists at Brown University School of Public Health urged...
PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT John J. Igliozzi has called for an emergency meeting on Friday to consider a proposal that would stop the firings of city workers who have not complied with the city vaccination requirement. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE

Providence council seeks to block mass police firings ahead of vaccine...

PROVIDENCE – The looming deadline for Providence workers to get vaccinated has become the latest source of sparring between city lawmakers, who disagree over...

URI study finds hopeful messaging important in raising vaccination rates

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As COVID-19 continues to surge across the country, with Rhode Island recording a record number of new single-day cases earlier this...

Vaccine-based bonuses for workers raise concerns

PROVIDENCE – As COVID-19 case counts continue to rise, and the state of Rhode Island appears perched to institute a bonus program for union...

U.S. mandates vaccines or tests for big companies by Jan. 4

Tens of millions of Americans who work at companies with 100 or more employees will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan. 4...

R.I. expands Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to ages 5-11

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination to children ages 5 to 11, Gov. Daniel J. McKee and the R.I. Department...

U.S. will make large firms give paid time off for vaccinations

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government will require companies with at least 100 workers to provide paid time off for employees to get vaccinated...
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