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New COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Opened

[CREDIT: RIDOH] The RI Department of Health reports extreme weather has delayed COVID-19 supply needed for Tuesday vaccine clinics.
[CREDIT: RIDOH] The RI Department of Health reports extreme weather has delayed COVID-19 supply needed for Tuesday vaccine clinics.
[CREDIT: RIDOH] The RI Department of Health reports extreme weather has delayed COVID-19 supply needed for Tuesday vaccine clinics.

PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island is opening 3,200 new COVID-19 vaccination appointments  on www.vaccinateRI.org on Thursday at 9 a.m. for the State-run site at Sockanosset Cross Road in Cranston.

Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) announced the new appointments Wednesday.

These appointments are being released Thursday, instead of on a Tuesday or a Friday, because many are for this Friday. These appointments for Pfizer and Moderna vaccine had originally been scheduled for release on Tuesday morning, but were held back as the State was still planning the coverage of appointments that had been made for Johnson & Johnson doses. Those Johnson & Johnson doses were held up by safety concerns on the direction of the FDA and CDC.

People 40 and older who live, work, or go to school in Rhode Island are now eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Information about additional eligible populations is available online.

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People now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine can schedule their appointments at any of the following sites, free of charge:

RIDOH vaccination registration

CVS

Walgreens

Walmart

Additional vaccine resources:

Rob Borkowski
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Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.