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Easter Sunday COVID-19 vaccine registration with Equity Council a success

Photo: Dr. Munoz speaking at a Providence center of worship on Easter Sunday morning.

7 Easter Sunday locations put HOPE for a vaccine time into action – and here are the results.

The special Easter Sunday vaccine appointment setting for the Black, Asian, Indigenous, Hispanic communities had 544 people registered across 5 sites in RI, with a total of 900 when all 7 sites were tabulated, according to the RI Department of Health.

Governor Dan McKee worked with the Equity Council to organize equity-focused COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Equity-Focused Clinics aim to reach Rhode Islanders hardest hit by COVID-19 and those most at risk for severe health outcomes if they get COVID-19. Roughly 900 people have registered to date. Rhode Islanders living in specific geographies have experienced higher rates of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths throughout the pandemic. These clinics are part of a focused effort to ensure equitable access to vaccines among communities at highest risk for severe outcomes according to State data. These risk factors include, but are not limited to a community member’s zip code, race, ethnicity, age, and underlying conditions. These will run at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center and at the State-run vaccination site in Woonsocket. 

A total of 6,000 doses will be available. A number of community organizations are working to get people registered for these clinics.

This announcement made its way around Rhode Island’s communities:

Here is Dr. Munoz, working on Easter Sunday, delivering a message of hope – and answering questions from the community.

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