COVID vaccine roll-out in Warwick; “It’s all hands-on deck”

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE)- The strategic COVID-19 vaccine rollout planning has begun in Warwick.

In a press conference held on Thursday, officials say they were notified Warwick would immediately receive 390 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

So in just a few days, those initial doses will go into the arms of nearly 400 Warwick residents aged 75 and over.

On Monday, vaccines will be administered to those with an appointment at the Swift Community Center in East Greenwich.
Registration began at 2 p.m. Thursday, and was filled less than an hour later.

Warwick Mayor Picozzi said he understands this roll-out process can be frustrating, especially with the small allotments each city is getting.

Looking ahead… Warwick officials say they are expecting to receive about 500 initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine per week. Per CDC and state recommendations, they will continue to vaccinate those in the older populations and then eventually move on to other groups.

Officials are asking reminding people not to show up if they do not have an appointment.

Future appointments can be made on the Warwick city website at https://www.warwickri.gov/vaccine.

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