Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health hosted their weekly COVID-19 briefing on Thursday at 1 pm.

Governor McKee said that 12,000 additional vaccine appointments will be available on on Friday at 5 pm.

Beginning Monday, April 5, vaccine eligibility will open to those age 50 – 59.

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