Vaccine Information Page (2/17/21)

February 17, 2021

As of today, residents aged 75 and older have three channels available for vaccination.  All vaccine sites are by appointment only.  

1. State-run sites at Sockanosett Cross Roads in Cranston and the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence:
>>>Register online at www.vaccinateri.org or by calling 844-930-1779.

2. Select CVS and Walgreens retail stores, including the CVS on Metacom Ave in Warren: 
>>>CVS: Register online at CVS.com or by calling 800-746-7287
>>>Walgreens:  Register online at Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine

3.  Our local clinic in Warren.  Supplies are very limited and we will call you when appointments are available.   To get on the contact list please call Senior Center Director Betty Hoague at 401-247-1930 or email her at bhoague@townofwarren-ri.gov

If you have an appointment in Warren or are on our local notification list and you receive a vaccine elsewhere, please call or email to let us know so that we can make that appointment available to someone else.  We appreciate your help so that we can get as many people vaccinated as possible.  

Who will be eligible next?
Starting on Monday, February 22 the state-run sites will begin making appointments for those age 65+.  Starting on Monday, February 22, those who are age 65+ can visit the state's registration site at vaccinateri.org or by calling 844-930-1779.

Not eligible yet, but want to be notified when appointments are available?
Sign up at portal.ri.gov to be notified.  If you need help, call the state's automated phone line at 844-930-1779.

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February 5, 2021
>>>Click here for the new update from the Office of Healthy Aging.<<<

February 2, 2021

Some local pharmacies will be providing vaccines to eligible residents.  As of right now, only residents aged 75 and older are eligible.  The registration process is run by the pharmacies and the town does not have further information at this time. 

From the RI Department of Health Vaccine information page:

Local Pharmacies

Limited vaccine will be available to eligible individuals by appointment only at select retail pharmacies.

CVS Health

Vaccines in select retail pharmacies will be offered on an appointment-only basis via cvs.com or through the CVS Pharmacy app, and those without online access can contact customer service: 1-800-746-7287. Appointments will become available for booking as early as February 6.

Walgreens

Appointments can be made at select retail pharmacies through Walgreens' updated appointment scheduler at Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine or by calling retail pharmacies. Appointments will become available for booking as early as February 7.

January 29, 2021

*New* Vaccine Questions & Answers from the Department of Healthy Aging

New information is coming out daily about the availability of COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island.  For the most up-to-date information on the Statewide strategy, and general information about the vaccine itself, please visit the RI Department of Health's COVID-19 Vaccine page.  On the RIDOH page you can also sign up for direct email updates.  The Department of Health has released a tentative timeline for vaccination, which is subject to receiving ample supply.

Locally, the Town of Warren has received a very small allotment of vaccine (50 doses), which we will be administering next week at a regional clinic.  Participating seniors (age 75+) were selected from our Special Needs Registry.  All 50 doses have been allotted at this time.  

In the coming weeks the Town of Warren expects to receive small amounts of vaccine for local distribution to residents age 75 and older.  As of right now we have been told to expect approximately 70 doses per week, starting the week of February 15.  We do not know the procedure yet to register for these doses, but we have started a local list so that we can contact eligible seniors when the appointments become available.  Seniors will be called by age, from most senior to youngest.  To get on the local contact list, please call Senior Center Director Betty Hoague at 401-247-1930.  You can also email her at bhoague@townofwarren-ri.gov .  Please provide Betty with your name, date of birth and a contact phone number so that we can get in touch.   

In the coming weeks there may be other resources available for vaccine distribution, such as retail stores like CVS. Stay tuned for more information.  We are all hopeful that the supply of vaccine will increase so that everyone who wants to be vaccinated can be.  We will keep this page updated as new information becomes available.  

In the meantime; mask up, wash your hands, and get tested! 

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