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RI Opens 50-59 Vaccine Eligibility Monday

[CREDIT: NIAID RML]An electron microscope image of the virus that causes COVID-19. While tens of thousands of vaccine doses are expected to be administered this week, the state anticipates a large increase in supply allowing them to more swiftly administer vaccine doses to all adults in the state, expanding COVID-19 Vaccine Access.
[CREDIT: NIAID RML]An electron microscope image of the virus that causes COVID-19. While tens of thousands of vaccine doses are expected to be administered this week, the state anticipates a large increase in supply allowing them to more swiftly administer vaccine doses to all adults in the state.
[CREDIT: NIAID RML]An electron microscope image of the virus that causes COVID-19. While tens of thousands of vaccine doses are expected to be administered this week, the state anticipates a large increase in supply allowing them to more swiftly administer vaccine doses to all adults in the state.

PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is adding 12,000 new COVID-19 vaccination appointments on www.vaccinateRI.org today at 5 p.m., and will open ages 50-59 vaccine eligibility Monday.

“Tomorrow, we’ll be releasing the largest batch of vaccine appointments in Rhode Island to date,” said Governor Dan McKee Thursday. “This is great news for our efforts to get as many shots in arms as quickly as possible. I encourage Rhode Islanders to make a plan to get vaccinated when they become eligible.”

Vaccine is currently available statewide for people who are 60 to 64, people who are 16 to 64 with certain underlying health conditions, and people who were previously eligible in Phase 1.

On Monday, people 50 to 59 years of age will be eligibility to register to get vaccinated at vaccination sites in Rhode Island. More information about eligibility is available online.

Rob Borkowski
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