Health Director Touts Vaccine Effectiveness


(Providence, RI) -- Only zero-point-one percent of fully-vaccinated people in the Ocean State have gone on to test positive for COVID-19. Rhode Island Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott said during a COVID-19 briefing last week that is great proof of the effectiveness of the vaccine. Dr. Alexander-Scott also said the state is seeing a trend of more virus cases with younger people, which she said is driving down hospitalization and death numbers in RI while cases are plateauing. The doctor said right now, the primary driver of virus spread is household transmission.

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