(Undated) -- Here's the latest news: The state will host a pop-up monkeypox vaccination clinic this week in Cranston. Residents across the state are still recovering from heavy flooding. Fall classes will officially begin today at the University of Rhode Island.
>>Monkeypox Vaccination Clinic
(Cranston, RI) -- The state will host a pop-up monkeypox vaccination clinic this week in Cranston. Eligible residents include commercial sex workers, those who work in a public sex venue and any gay, bi, queer or other man who's had sex with men. Folks must register for this event and should remember the vaccine comes in two-doses. It all takes place at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet tomorrow afternoon. Appointments are still available online.
>>Updated COVID-19 Boosters
(Providence, RI) -- State health officials are preparing to start administering the new COVID-19 booster shots later this week. This is the bivalent booster that provides an extra layer of protection against the SARS-COV-2 and the Omicron variant. Residents in long-term care facilities and assisted living facilities will also have access to the boosters. More information can be found online.
>>Mother Nature Wallops the State
(Providence, RI) -- Residents across the state are still recovering from heavy flooding. Intense rain caused a headache for drivers along I-95 and Route-10 on Monday. Folks in Cranston received more than 11-inches of rain this week while Providence recorded around eight-inches. Forecasters say there's about a 30-percent chance of additional showers today.
>>New Year at URI
(Kingston, RI) -- Fall classes will officially begin today at the University of Rhode Island. Young people spent most of the Labor Day weekend moving in while all students were required to be tested for COVID-19 before arriving on campus. More than 17-thousand students are being welcomed back to the Narragansett Bay, Providence and Kingston campuses. There's also 21-sets of twins beginning their first-year at URI.
>>14 DUI Arrests Over Labor Day Weekend
(Providence, RI) -- State Police made 14 DUI arrests over Labor Day weekend. The period began Friday evening and lasted into Monday morning. Labor Day is typically one of the deadliest holidays on the roads. Authorities are reminding motorists to never drive under the influence.
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