Gov. Raimondo hosts Facebook Live Q & A after weeks of criticism

"We still have a limited supply of vaccine. The lieutenant governor and I have been working hard to try to get more vaccine allocation from the federal government. It's still really constrained," Gov. Raimondo said.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Gov. Gina Raimondo hosted a Facebook Live that addressed select questions from the public, following weeks of criticism for not talking to the media, on Tuesday.

Lt. Gov. Dan McKee and two of the state’s top health experts–Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott and Dr. Jim McDonald–spoke during the Facebook Live that lasted about 30 minutes.

“We still have a limited supply of vaccine. The lieutenant governor and I have been working hard to try to get more vaccine allocation from the federal government. It’s still really constrained,” Gov. Raimondo said.

According to Dr. Alexander-Scott, director of the state’s Department of Health, the state’s centralized website to sign-up for appointments at state-run vaccination sites would be up and running in about one to two weeks.

“These are going to be mass vaccination sites. So, we want to make sure that when we open them, we have enough vaccine to that’s needed to really push people through effectively,” Dr. Alexander-Scott said.

Lt. Gov. McKee said during the Facebook Live that he still doesn’t know the exact date he’s taking over for Gov. Raimondo.

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