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COVID-19 Update – August 5, 2021
In addition to State-run, regional and pharmacy vaccination sites, more locations will be offering the COVID-19 vaccine. You can use the COVID-19 Vaccine Site Locator to find a location nearest to you. Free walk-ins are now available at many sites for everyone age 16 and older. For more information, visit www.C19vaccineRI.org or call 222-8022.
The Delta Variant
Rhode Island has confirmed cases of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). The Delta variant now has a significant presence in Rhode Island, and it spreads much more quickly than the strains of the virus that were predominate in Rhode Island even just a few weeks ago. Unvaccinated people are most at risk of getting and spreading the Delta variant, though data show that even vaccinated people can spread it.
If you’re not yet fully vaccinated, please consider getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, and testing weekly. Data suggest that COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States offer protection against most COVID-19 variants, including the Delta variant and, if you get infected, treatment with MABS can keep you from getting sicker from the Delta variant.