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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...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health said that due to the mild side effects caused by the COVID-19 vaccine, staff members of long-term care facilities should be vaccinated in phases to prevent multiple staff members from not feeling well at once. / AP PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

RIDOH: Nursing home staff should be vaccinated in phases

PROVIDENCE – In the coming days, staff from Woonsocket-based CVS Health Corp. and Walgreens will soon be traveling to Rhode Island's long-term care facilities...

Hospital doc receives first COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A city hospital doctor became the first person in Rhode Island to receive a coronavirus vaccine on Monday. Dr. Christian Arbelaez, a...
DOUBLE DOSE: A panel of state legislators has been meeting to discuss plans for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, but General Assembly leaders insist the House COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force isn't competing with a committee of vaccine advisers formed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE VIA AP

Calling the shots on a new COVID-19 vaccine

A task force of state lawmakers has started meeting to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and its distribution in Rhode Island, but House leaders say...
RHODE ISLAND officials say the first delivery of nearly 10,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and approximately 19,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine could arrive in Rhode Island soon. / AP FILE PHOTO/HANS PENNINK

R.I. outlines COVID-19 vaccination strategy, but some unknowns remain

PROVIDENCE – As Rhode Island continues to get pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic – with cases overwhelming hospital systems and shuttering businesses – state...
RHODE ISLAND could have a small batch of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc. on Dec. 11 after the company receives emergency authorization by the FDA, said Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health. / COURTESY R.I. CAPITOL TV

R.I. could receive small batch of Pfizer vaccine, if approved, late...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island could receive a small batch of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc. next week after the company receives emergency authorization from...
TEACHING TOOL: Megan Cortesi and Jeremy Demers, students in the process technician program at the Westerly Education Center, use a teaching tool that mimics industrial systems in the handling of liquids.
 / PBN PHOTO/
BRIAN MCDONALD

Managing ‘process’ a wanted skill

Process technician: The name doesn’t necessarily trigger an awareness or emotion among Rhode Island job seekers, but maybe it should. Employers are looking for them,...

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