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Doctors finding hurdles to using pills to treat COVID-19 

High-risk COVID-19 patients now have new treatments they can take at home to stay out of the hospital — if doctors get the pills...

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

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...
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

Moderna seeks full FDA approval for its vaccine

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Moderna Inc. says it has begun the process to win full U.S. regulatory approval for the use of its COVID-19 vaccine in...
THE FIRST SHIPMENT of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is unpacked at Rhode Island Hospital on Dec. 22. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY

Winter weather delays COVID-19 vaccine arrival

PROVIDENCE – The winter storms that have snarled transportation this week have impacted vaccine distribution in Rhode Island. The R.I. Department of Health said Monday...

R.I. to receive 40% more vaccine starting next week, up to...

PROVIDENCE – The state’s move to a centralized registration for state-run COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as pushing the vaccine out to people aged 65...

In-demand: Ultra-cold freezers to store COVID-19 vaccine have months-long delivery delays

WARWICK – Last year, hospital systems and states were scrambling to find ventilators. This year, ultra-cold freezers to store vaccines are the medical equipment...
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...
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.,...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo announced Tuesday that Rhode Island has used all of its $1.25 billion in CARES Act funds. / COURTESY R.I. CAPITOL TV

Raimondo: R.I. is on track to use ‘every dollar’ of CARES...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is on track to spend every dollar of the state's $1.25 billion slice of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security...
LEAD INVESTIGATOR: Vincent Mor, a health services professor at Brown University’s School of Public Health, is overseeing a team of researchers who will be tracking potential side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines on nursing home residents.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Brown researchers to track COVID-19 vaccine effects on elderly

As federal authorities begin the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine nationwide, local public health leaders are developing ways to track potential side effects. Brown University’s School...

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