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Warwick’s Oldest Invited to Monday Vaccine Clinic

[CREDIT: NIAID RML]An electron microscope image of the virus that causes COVID-19. A new, more contagious strain has begun circulating in Rhode Island. Officials advise renewed caution and mask upgrades.

[CREDIT: NIAID RML]An electron microscope image of the virus that causes COVID-19. A new, more contagious strain has begun circulating in Rhode Island. Officials advise renewed caution and mask upgrades.
[CREDIT: NIAID RML]An electron microscope image of the virus that causes COVID-19. A new, more contagious strain has begun circulating in Rhode Island. Officials advise renewed caution and mask upgrades.
WARWICK, RI  — The state has moved to the next group of oldest Rhode Islanders in their vaccine schedule, Warwick has invited 700 of the oldest citizens still on its waiting list to a Feb. 22 vaccine clinic.

“We currently have 3,200 75+ residents on the City’s Vaccine Waitlist,” Elizabeth Tufts’s Mayor Frank Picozzi’s media coordinator, said in a statement Wednesday. The oldest residents remaining on the list were invited to the 2/22 vaccine clinic by email.

Tufts also shared the following updates on the city’s vaccination efforts.

  • Between 12/28/20 and 2/10/21 we have fully vaccinated 239 uniformed first responders (Fire & Police) – 72% of the workforce
  • Between 2/3/21and 2/9/21 we vaccinated 390 75+ residents with their 1st COVID-19 Vaccine at the regional POD
  • On 2/15/21 we vaccinated 644 residents with their 1st shot at the City’s first 75+ POD at Veterans Middle School.
  • On 2/22, 3/1 & 3/8 will plan to vaccinate at least an additional 1,920 of the City’s 75+ population at the Veterans Middle School POD.
  • On 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 & 4/5 we will administer 2nd shots of the vaccine to the 2,564 residents that were vaccinated at the 1st shot clinics.
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Warwick residents 75 and older can sign up for the vaccine waiting list at  warwickri.gov/vaccine by filling out a brief form.

A CODE RED phone call will go to residents letting them know about the waiting list. If a resident is not signed up for CODE RED phone calls, they can do so by logging onto the city’s website: warwickri.gov.   Under the “online resources” tab, they can click on CODE RED and follow the next steps.