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R.I. prepares for more vaccine, will start inoculating elderly housing and...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island next week will begin vaccinating residents of elderly housing buildings against the COVID-19 virus, as well as adults in group...

CDC recommends new order for vaccine distribution, but Rhode Island stays...

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday shifted its stance on the order of who should get the vaccine...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION will no longer hold back required second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, practically doubling supply and said that states should immediately start vaccinating other groups lower down the priority scale, including people age 65 and older, and younger people with certain health problems. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE VIA AP

U.S. shifts to speed vaccinations; won’t hold back 2nd doses

WASHINGTON (AP) – Barely a month into a mass vaccination campaign to stop the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration unexpectedly shifted gears Tuesday to...

Patients at VA Providence now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 vaccinations are underway for patients at the VA Providence Healthcare System. On Jan. 6, John Kirby, a veteran, was the first nonemployee...
R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott says the state has had a slight decrease in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations this week.

Dr. Alexander-Scott: COVID-19 response ‘will not skip a beat’ with new...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island COVID-19 response will not be disrupted by the nomination of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to serve as U.S. Commerce...

R.I. vaccinating about 1.5% of population a week, receiving about 14K...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is inoculating about 1.5% of its population each week with the vaccines for the virus that causes COVID-19, according to...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 995, with 17 more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday./ COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. cases of COVID-19 rise by 995, with 17 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 995, with 17 more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday. Hospitalizations of COVID-19...
LIFESPAN CORP. Pharmacy Supervisor Richard Emery unpacks the first shipment of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to arrive at Rhode Island Hospital on Dec. 22. / LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY

RIDOH: First phase of COVID-19 vaccinations to last through Feb.

PROVIDENCE – The first phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will last in Rhode Island through at least February, said Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of...

Rhode Island nursing home vaccination effort starts Monday

PROVIDENCE (AP) – An effort to administer the coronavirus vaccine to about 7,500 residents and 10,000 workers at nursing homes across Rhode Island starts...
BY THE end of the week, Rhode Island is expected to receive 35,000 vaccine doses from both Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc. / BILL MURPHY / LIFESPAN CORP

R.I. to receive 35,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine by end of...

PROVIDENCE – By the end of the week, Rhode Island is expected to receive 35,000 vaccine doses from both Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc.,...

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