Cranston announces vaccination clinic for high school seniors

“With many important milestones approaching such as prom and graduation, I am pleased that this program will help our students safely participate in their once in a lifetime high school experiences."
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CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE)- Cranston Mayor Kenneth Hopkins announced Monday the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccination program for high school seniors.

Mayor Hopkins said the Department of Health will supply doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Cranston Public Schools and will be administered by the Fire Department and community health officials.

Clinics will be held at Cranston High School East on Monday, May 3, and Cranston High School West on Wednesday, May 5.

Second doses will be administered on May 24 and 26.

“With many important milestones approaching such as prom and graduation, I am pleased that this program will help our students safely participate in their once in a lifetime high school experiences,” Hopkins said Tuesday.

“The vaccination clinics at both Cranston high schools will provide a convenient way for our seniors to be vaccinated if they choose to do so. This is a big step towards safety and normalcy within our schools.”

Links to register for the vaccine will be emailed to all eligible Cranston high school seniors as well as posted on the City’s website in the coming days.

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