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EARLY PROTECTION: Mary Norwalk gets her flu shot from Matt Lefebvre, pharmacy manager at the CVS store on Hope Street in Providence, while Art Norwalk, Mary’s husband, looks on. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Hospitals start bracing for a busy flu season

The shot clock is ticking. Now is the time of year to get that flu vaccine for it to be most effective, according to an...

For big R.I. firms, Biden mandate doesn’t change vaccine plans

Many Rhode Island companies that have already committed to COVID-19 vaccine mandates say they’re sticking with their deadlines rather than waiting for President Joe...

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of R.I. joins list of companies...

PROVIDENCE – The largest health insurer in the Rhode Island and one of the state’s biggest employers, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island...
FINAL PUSH: The state recently gave nonprofits the final $380,000 in grants available from The RI Gives Vax Challenge to help boost COVID-19 vaccinations. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

Get armed in COVID fight

(Editor’s note: A version of this editorial was published on PBN.com on Aug. 18.) For more than a year, a fit, college-educated, 51-year-old relative successfully...

Any plan to fight COVID must start with vaccine

For more than a year, a fit, college-educated, 51-year-old relative successfully avoided getting COVID-19. He routinely wore masks and practiced social distancing around strangers...

Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising?

Should vaccinated people mask up with COVID-19 cases rising? It depends on your situation, but masking in public can provide another layer of protection and...
Dan McConaghy was named executive director of the R.I. Convention Center Authority in March after an eight-month stint as deputy director of the R.I. Department of Administration. Prior to that, McConaghy worked in real estate and construction. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Survive and advance

Daniel P. McConaghy | R.I. Convention Center Authority executive director There’s a popular phrase in the college basketball universe: Survive and advance. It’s about using the...

Prizes not way to beat COVID-19

It’s inherently unfair to pay or otherwise reward some but not all with gifts to persuade them to get a vaccine for COVID-19, but...
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...
CVS HEALTH CORP. on June 1 will start offering customers who receive the COVID-19 vaccine a chance to win cruises, trips and other prizes. / AP FILE PHOTO/GENE J. PUSKAR

CVS will offer prizes to motivate holdouts to get COVID-19 shot

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. will start offering the chance to win Bermuda trips, cruises and even VIP tickets to the next Super Bowl...

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