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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...
OFFICIALS from the R.I. Department of Health recently discussed the phase-three clinical trial of Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine for use in adolescents. / R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

R.I. health officials look to expand vaccine eligibility to younger adolescents

PROVIDENCE — With the opening Monday of eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccines to all Rhode Islanders age 16 and older, state health officials will...
SECURITY BOOST: Civil owner Guido Silvestri upgraded security for his downtown Providence business following a night of rioting last June that heavily damaged the skateboard shop. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Business, city leaders must work together to bring visitors back

Crime is still trending down in the capital city – and in 2020 dramatically so. Yet downtown business and community leaders are more concerned...
SUMMER SOCIAL: Attendees gather at Shaidzon Beer in South Kingstown for a networking event held by the Southern Rhode Island Young Professionals. The group will team up with others around southern New England for the annual Statewide Summer Social on July 10 at Sons of Liberty Spirits in South Kingstown. / COURTESY SOUTHERN RHODE ISLAND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

When will you feel comfortable attending in-person business and networking events?

Rhode Island will make COVID-19 vaccines available to people in their 50s by April 5 and to those in their 40s the following week. It...
DELIVERY MAN: Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee meets with Kim Fortier, co-owner of Me Too Preschool in Woonsocket, as part of his effort to get businesses to apply for the Restore RI grant programs. He is also delivering face masks. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

How can Rhode Island’s new governor, Daniel J. McKee, most help...

Gov. Daniel J. McKee begins his 22-month term as governor sorting through a host of priorities, starting with the state's ongoing distribution of COVID-19...

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...

McKee ‘not satisfied’ with state’s vaccine rollout

PROVIDENCE – Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Monday issued a rebuke of the state's rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, adding "speeding up vaccine...
SOME RHODE ISLANDERS who qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine have struggled to get appointments to receive shots. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE VIA AP

Many in R.I. frustrated by vaccination registration system

The absence of a central registry in Rhode Island for the coronavirus vaccine has led to confusion and frustration among people who now qualify...

R.I. to open centralized registration for COVID-19 vaccines

PROVIDENCE — The state, which as yet has no centralized registration for the general public for COVID-19 vaccines, expects to launch one within one...

Next vaccine hurdle: Persuading people to get it

Today, more Americans hope to receive a COVID-19 vaccine than current vaccine supply will allow. Consequently, although President Joe Biden’s initial promise to dole...

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