Sen. Raptakis thanks Dr. Alexander-Scott and RIDOH for update on COVID-19 vaccination rollout
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis (D-Dist. 33, Coventry, East Greenwich, West Greenwich), in conjunction with Senate Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey (D-Dist. 29, Warwick), has written to the Director of the RI Department of Health, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, thanking her for an update regarding the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan that was given during a Senate Democratic Caucus that was held on Wednesday, January 13.
“With the Feds grossly mismanaging the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine, it was truly helpful listening to the presentation from Dr. Alexander-Scott regarding what Rhode Island is doing to ensure that the vaccine reaches all interested individuals as quickly as possible. I thank her and the Department of Health for their informative update and I am looking forward to continuing this collaborative approach to safeguard the health and safety of all Rhode Island residents,” said Senator Raptakis.
In the letter, Senator Raptakis and Leader McCaffrey suggest to Dr. Alexander-Scott that the state’s online testing portal could also be efficiently used for vaccine distribution, allowing interested individuals to sign up in advance of receiving the vaccine when it is available.
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903