COVID-19 vaccine to arrive at Rhode Island hospitals on Monday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A spokesperson for the Rhode Island Department of Health gave a significant update on the state’s long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine.

The Rhode Island COVID-19 Vaccine Subcommittee will hold an emergency meeting on Monday morning to begin to consider recommending hospitals to start vaccinating frontline staff, once a vaccine is available.

Department of Health spokesperson, Joseph Wendelken, said that the COVID-19 vaccine is being shipped to Rhode Island, and is expected to arrive at some hospitals on Monday and Tuesday.

The state is expecting 10,000 initial doses of the Pfizer vaccine, followed by 19,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine.

Wendelken also mentioned that Dr. Alexander-Scott, who tested positive for the virus on Saturday, is “still asymptomatic, and feeling fine.”

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