Gov. McKee tours mass vaccination site in Middletown

"Right now, we are focused on getting people vaccinated so we can reopen our economy up, our businesses, and our schools," McKee told the press.

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (WLNE)- Governor McKee toured a state-run mass vaccination clinic on Saturday, as more Rhode Islanders have received the green light to get their first shot.

McKee visited the former Benny’s in Middletown, which is just one of Rhode Island’s five mass vaccination sites.

Cameras were not allowed inside of the site, but McKee shared his satisfaction over the state’s vaccine efforts.

“Right now, we are focused on getting people vaccinated so we can reopen our economy up, our businesses, and our schools,” McKee told the press.

“It’s a very simple theme that we have been repeating over and over again and we are getting a tremendous response.”

 

 

Additionally, McKee told members of the media that April 19th will be the date that everyone in the state will become eligible for their shot. He added the state has the capacity to vaccinate 160,000 Rhode Islanders per week.

Last week the state administered 70,000 vaccinations, McKee stated.

Rhode Island will open eligibility to all residents 50 and older on Monday. The following week, eligibility will expand to those 40 and older.

To find out more about Rhode Island’s vaccine rollout, head to vaccinateri.org.

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