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R.I. pauses administration of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, citing federal recommendation

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health paused administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this morning, following on a recommendation to states from...
LIFESPAN CORP. Pharmacy Supervisor Richard Emery unpacks the first shipment of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to arrive at Rhode Island Hospital on Dec. 22. / LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY

RIDOH: First phase of COVID-19 vaccinations to last through Feb.

PROVIDENCE – The first phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will last in Rhode Island through at least February, said Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of...
RHODE ISLAND officials say the first delivery of nearly 10,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and approximately 19,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine could arrive in Rhode Island soon. / AP FILE PHOTO/HANS PENNINK

R.I. outlines COVID-19 vaccination strategy, but some unknowns remain

PROVIDENCE – As Rhode Island continues to get pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic – with cases overwhelming hospital systems and shuttering businesses – state...

To waitlist or not: It’s up to pharmacies

The independent Matt’s Local Pharmacy on East Main Road in Middletown recently had 40 doses of Shingrix, the federal government’s recommended vaccine for the...
INFECTION PREVENTION: Lee Ann Quinn, right, director of infection prevention and control for South County Hospital in South Kingstown, speaks with Kristen Whelan, infection prevention, employee health analyst and flu clinic coordinator.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Number of R.I. health workers getting flu shot growing, room for...

Health care workers who engage with patients are strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccine. And if the virus becomes widespread in Rhode Island,...
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