Vaccine Information Page (4/30/2021)

April 30, 2021
All those who are age 16+ and who live, work or study in RI are now eligible for vaccination.  Below is the latest information from the RI Department of Health regarding vaccination opportunities:

No-Appointment Vaccination Opportunities
 
As of today, Rhode Islanders can get vaccinated at the following State-run vaccination sites without making an appointment:

  • 100 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston, RI, 02920
    • Open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 La Salle Square, Providence, RI 02903
    • Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 1400 West Main Road, Middletown, RI, 02842
    • Open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For driving directions and parking information, visit health.ri.gov/vaccinesiteinfo.
 
Additionally, beginning today, no appointment is needed to get vaccinated at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, and Stop & Shop (as supply allows).
 
Registering in advance is always best. You can also register for an appointment on the same day.

People can schedule an appointment online for a State-run or regional clinic at www.vaccinateRI.org. If you need help scheduling an appointment, call the automated phone line at 844-930-1779. RIDOH will be shifting away from the Tuesday and Friday appointment posting schedule and will begin posting smaller amounts of appointments on www.vaccinateRI.org throughout the week.

April 16, 2021
At 5:00 PM today more than 16,000 appointments will be made available for those age 40 or older, or for those age 16 or older with a pre-existing condition.  Please visit www.vaccinateri.org for appointments.  

On Monday, April 19 at 9:00 AM eligibility will expand to everyone age 16 and older.  

April 12, 2021
Today, vaccine eligibility has been expanded for all those age 40 and older.  More information can be found here:  https://covid.ri.gov/vaccination

April 2, 2021
On Monday, April 5 vaccine eligibility will be expanded to age 50+.  Below please find a flyer with more information:
Office of Healthy Aging Vaccine Update

March 23, 2021
The RI Department of Health has created a webpage including graphics and statistics regarding vaccination rates by municipality. You can view that page here.

March 12, 2021


Vaccinations are now available to people ages 60-64, as well as those ages 16-60 with underlying conditions (list available at https://health.ri.gov/publications/guidelines/COVID19-underlying-conditions.pdf).  Appointments  are available through the following channels:

1. State-run sites such as Sockanosett Cross Roads in Cranston and the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence and the former Benny's site in Middletown: 
>>>Register online at www.vaccinateri.org or by calling 844-930-1779.

2. Select CVS and Walgreens retail stores: 
>>>CVS: Register online at CVS.com or by calling 800-746-7287
>>>Walgreens:  Register online at Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine

March 9, 2021

Today, Governor McKee announced his plan to vaccinate all teachers, school staff and childcare workers in the State of RI.  Below are some points regarding how this will look in Warren:

  • Warren will be partnering with Bristol to run a joint vaccination clinic.  The clinic location will be in Bristol and will be staffed with people from both towns. 

  • Those who are eligible to register will receive information on how to register from their school department/principal. For childcare workers, the link to register will be provided to the license holder directly by the RI Department of Health.  Eligible staff do not need to get on our contact list and we will not be directly contacting those employees.  No one in this group needs to call the town to get on a list. 

  • School/childcare staff will get vaccinated in the town that they work in – not the town that they live in.  Identification will be required to verify employment. 

  • School/childcare staff are also eligible to receive vaccine through the retail pharmacies. 

  • The state will NOT be offering appointments for school/childcare workers at the state’s mass vaccination sites (The Dunk, Sockanosett, Middletown). 


February 17, 2021; revised 3/11/2021

As of today, residents aged 65 and older have two 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

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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