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COVID-19 Information and Resources

Vaccine and Treatment

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Vaccine Updates

As of 1/21/2021

Rhode Island continues to make progress in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine. Most healthcare providers, hospital staff and first responders throughout the state have been vaccinated. In fact, Coastal Medical clinicians and staff in our practices began getting vaccinated last week. 

Coastal Medical has not yet been told when the vaccines will be available to our patients. However, we expect that the Rhode Island Department of Health will make the vaccine available to our patients 75 years of age and older first. We stand ready to immunize our patients when we are given the opportunity. Once groups are invited to be vaccinated, the process is typically very smooth and well executed. 

Coastal is committed to keeping you informed with the most current news regarding the COVID-19 vaccine availability in Rhode Island and at Coastal Medical. Rest assured that we will share those updates with you as soon as we get them.

Please see below for an update on the COVID-19 vaccine from Coastal Medical's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ed McGookin:

Click here to listen to the vaccine update

Click here to read the vaccine update

Vaccine General Information

Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ Sheet

What You Need To Know About COVID-19 Vaccine
https://youtu.be/fpwd8p3nXI0

Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?
https://youtu.be/v61LnrwADWs

How mRNA Vaccines Work
https://youtu.be/SaSqbFfhsjk

What Happens After Your COVID-19 Vaccination
https://youtu.be/TNswZa56hZw

Treatment
Treatment for COVID-19 remains limited at this time. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and meet certain criteria, your provider may recommend treatment with a new investigational medicine. There are benefits and risks associated with this medication and a discussion with your provider is important. These medicines have been authorized for emergency use for the treatment of COVID-19 by the FDA.