Reduced doses of Pfizer vaccine in R.I. for week 2

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A statement was just released from from Governor Raimondo’s office regarding the Pfizer vaccine in the state.

The statement reads:

“Yesterday, the Rhode Island Department of Health learned that the state’s allocation of the Pfizer vaccine for Week 2, beginning 12/21, was reduced from 10,725 to 6,825 doses. We have heard accounts of similar reductions in other states, and no clear explanation has been provided by Operation Warp Speed. We are calling on the Trump administration to honor its commitments and provide the full allocation to Rhode Island. In the meantime, we are continuing to distribute the vaccine as quickly as possible to our frontline healthcare workers, and we are evaluating the impact of these reductions on our vaccination planning.”

The Governor and her team will be providing a weekly coronavirus update tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. It is said that Dr. Philip Chan will provide detailed update on the vaccine within the state at that time.

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