Providence, RI (STL.News) Governor Dan McKee and the Rhode Island Department of Health today announced the administration of one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island. The announcement took place at Rhode Island Hospital where the first shot was administered on December 14, 2020.
“The 1 millionth COVID-19 vaccine dose is a big milestone for the smallest state. Every shot brings us one step closer to the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Governor Dan McKee. “We’ve made encouraging progress since the first vaccine was administered last year thanks to the support of our doctors, nurses, volunteers, municipal leaders, Rhode Island National Guard members and so many others. I am grateful for every Rhode Islander who stepped up, got their shot and then helped someone else do the same. We have the momentum – let’s keep going.”
In just over 140 days, the State of Rhode Island and federal partners, had administered more than one million doses of the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The COVID-19 vaccine is available at sites across the state now including community centers, local businesses and schools.
“These one million doses administered are a testament to months of hard work and collaboration all throughout Rhode Island.