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5/24/2021 MEDIA ADVISORY: House COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force meets on Wednesday for an update on vaccine program
STATE HOUSE – The House of Representatives Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccine will be meeting virtually via WebEx on Wednesday, May 26 at 3 p.m. to hear an update on the adult and pediatric COVID-19 vaccine program.

The update will be delivered by Dr. Philip A. Chan, MD, MS, Consultant Medical Director with the Rhode Island Department of Health and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Brown University and Thomas McCarthy, Executive Director, COVID Response at Rhode Island Department of Health.

No public testimony will be accepted at the meeting.

The meeting will be televised by Capitol Television, which can be seen on Cox Channels 15 and 61, in high definition on Cox Channel 1013, on Full Channel on Channel 15 and on Channel 34 by Verizon subscribers.  The meeting can be live streamed at

The task force, chaired by Rep. Raymond A. Hull (D-Dist. 6, Providence, North Providence), was created to ensure that Rhode Island’s distribution of the vaccine is done in a timely manner following the CDC guidelines and that front-line workers, the health-compromised and the elderly are given access first, and also to make certain the needs of the underserved populations are appropriately addressed.

For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903