Rhode Island Health Care Facilities Seek Vaccine Mandate Extension

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WBZ NewsRadio)— Some of Rhode Island's largest hospitals are among the more than 90 health care facilities seeking an extension to the governor's vaccine mandate deadline, according to the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital joined other hospitals and nursing facilities in calling for a 30-day extension of Governor Dan McKee's Oct. 1 vaccine mandate.

The governor announced the mandate in August, calling for all healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID by the beginning of October.

While 92 facilities requested an extension to the deadline, 215 facilities reportedly are in compliance with the mandate, including Kent County Memorial Hospital and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital.

The facilities that have not complied with the mandate yet all plan to meet the requirement by the end of the month of October.

WBZ's Charlie Bergeron (@charliebergeron) has the story.

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