- The state of Rhode Island reported one new coronavirus death on Wednesday. The pandemic death toll for the Ocean State increased to two-thousand-857. The number of new virus cases reported in Rhode Island yesterday was two-hundred-61.
Meantime, Governor Dan McKee is expected to brief reporters on the game plan for vaccinating kids.
According to insiders The White House has told governors across the country that Pfizer's vaccine could soon be approved for use on children between the ages of five and 11.
Under that scenario it's likely that doctors would be mostly responsible for immunizing younger residents since families have already established a relationship with their child's pediatrician.
Once the vaccine is approved, there's no word on how long it will take to arrive in Rhode Island or how long it will take the state to ge that particular program started.
Governor McKee is expected to speak later today and the issue could come up with he meets with reporters.
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