In one US city, coronavirus vaccines for everyone 18 and over

Most countries are still only vaccinating the elderly and healthcare workers, but Central Falls -- with a population of 20,000 people in Rhode Island -- is going its own way, opening up vaccinations to all adults. "Everybody who lives or works here is a priority," Mayor Maria Rivera tells AFPTV. The city is one of the most densely populated places in the United States and is one of the areas worst affected by the pandemic in Rhode Island.

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- So funny.

- This was the first vaccination clinic in the general public, probably one of the first in the nation. So what that means-- open to the general public means anybody can just kind of come in.

- I was really scared to come, to be honest with you. My mom was the one that signed me up. But my dad was just released from the hospital. He's a COVID survivor. He was in the hospital for almost three months. So we were really eager to just have a really safe environment as much as we could for him.