Cranston Mayor Hopkins calls for vaccination of high school seniors

“We need to begin exploring a more aggressive approach to vaccinating our students,” said Mayor Hopkins.
Mayor Hopkins

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE)- Cranston Mayor Kenneth Hopkins called for the vaccination of high school seniors on Tuesday.

Hopkins called on the Department of Health to open up vaccination eligibility to all high school seniors. Hopkins cited senior activities such as proms and graduations and noted many colleges and universities plan to require vaccinations in order to remain enrolled.

“We need to begin exploring a more aggressive approach to vaccinating our students,” said Mayor Hopkins.

“While I applaud the RI Department of Health for expanding eligibility for younger people with preexisting conditions, I believe that we can do more. Our students deserve a return to normalcy in the final months of their high school experience. With our schools having received no formal direction in regards to proms and graduations, I believe this would be a big step in order to facilitate these memorable events.”

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