Incoming Rhode Island Governor McKee Receives First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Incoming Governor Dan McKee and his wife Susan received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine this morning at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

The Incoming Governor and his wife became eligible to receive the vaccine last week when the state expanded its vaccination program to include individuals between the ages of 65 and 74. The Incoming Governor and his wife made their appointments online last week.

“Vaccines are how we get Rhode Island back to school, back to work, and back to normal,” said Incoming Governor McKee. “We must do everything we can to overcome vaccine hesitancy and build trust with Rhode Islanders of every background from every community. My administration will engage people in all 39 cities and towns — faith leaders, elected officials, business owners, and community activists — to spread the word that these vaccines are safe and will save lives. I thank every health care worker, public safety official, first responder, National Guard member and volunteer who are all working hard to get shots in the arms of Rhode Islanders quickly and safely.”

For information on scheduling an appointment at a state vaccination site, eligible Rhode Islanders can visit Rhode Islanders who are unable to register online can call the call center at (844) 930-1779. The call center is open on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition to the state vaccination sites, eligible Rhode Islanders can get vaccinated at select CVS Health and Walgreens locations and clinics operated by local cities and towns.


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