Rhode Island Vaccine Numbers Improving


(Providence, RI) -- Rhode Island appears to be speeding up its coronavirus vaccination efforts. Data from the New York Times indicates the state on Friday improved to 38th in the U.S. in the percentage of population given at least one shot -- 13 percent -- and RI was ranked 30th for number of people who were given two shots, which was at five-point-eight percent. Any Rhode Island resident 65 and older is now able to register to get vaccinated. Several days after stating he was not satisfied with the COVID vaccine rollout in Rhode Island, incoming governor Dan McKee indicated on Friday that his administration's plan will not be much different. McKee said during a meeting with his COVID advisory task force that he wants more state-run vaccination sites and a strong partnership with RI municipalities.

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