McKee to announce initiative to vaccinate RI teachers, school staff, childcare workers

Dan McKee is set to announce Tuesday a new initiative to vaccinate teachers, school staff, and childcare workers in Rhode Island.

The news conference is slated for 11:30 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish Center in Pawtucket, which houses one of the city’s municipal vaccination clinics.

He will be joined by Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, and other state and city officials.

However, a certain amount of teachers would have already been eligible based on age, underlying conditions, or geography with some high-density communities vaccinating younger people than the rest of the state.

On Monday, Wendelken said about 14,000 unadministered doses from a nursing home pharmacy partnership are going to be reintegrated into the state’s inventory, and are slated to vaccinate teachers.

“The reason that we’re doing it is we’re building out the capacity to give shots all around the state to meet the supply that’s coming,” McKee told 12 News Monday.

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