As economy reopens, mass vaccination sites wind down

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With most remaining coronavirus restrictions being lifted on Friday, Rhode Island officials announced plans to start ramping down operations at some of the state’s mass vaccination sites in favor of smaller local sites, pharmacies and pop-up clinics.

Tom McCarthy, head of the state’s COVID-19 response, said at a news conference Thursday that operations at the Middletown site will start winding down this weekend, while operations at the Woonsocket site will start getting reduced the following weekend.

Gov. Daniel McKee said Friday is the day Rhode Islanders have been waiting for a long time, as most businesses will be allowed to operate at 100% capacity.

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