VACCINE UPDATE

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 VACCINE UPDATE

The City of East Providence has scheduled all available vaccine appointments as of today. The City is currently awaiting another allocation of the COVID-19 Vaccine from the state. Once received, the City will schedule additional Vaccine Clinics and notify residents here on this website, via CODERED calls and via our newsletter.

FEBRUARY 25, 2021 VACCINE UPDATE: 

The City of East Providence is currently booking available appointments for upcoming East Providence COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics. This clinic is open for East Providence residents aged 65 years or older only. 

FEBRUARY 19, 2021 VACCINE UPDATE: 

The City of East Providence is currently booking available appointments for upcoming East Providence COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics. This clinic is open for East Providence residents aged 75 years or older only. We have increased the number of vaccination dates from three to four, based on additional doses received from the state.

Residents may schedule their vaccine using the link or by calling the hotline. 

Scheduling your Vaccine by phone:

Anyone that preregistered here on the City's website, but did NOT provide an e-mail address, will receive a phone call to be scheduled for a vaccine. 

Anyone who would like to schedule a vaccine, but does not have access to a computer may callL

East Providence COVID-19 VACCINE HOTLINE: 401-533-9812

Scheduling your VACCINE via smartphone or computer:

East Providence residents 75 or older that are technologically able can register themselves for open appointments on one of the following clinic dates:

Monday, February 22, 2021:  SCHEDULE YOUR FEB 22 VACCINE BY CLICKING HERE  FULL - NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS 

Friday, February 26, 2021: SCHEDULE YOUR FEB 26 VACCINE BY CLICKING HERE FULL - NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS 

Monday, March 1, 2021: SCHEDULE YOUR MARCH 1 VACCINE BY CLICKING HERE FULL- NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS 

Monday, March 8, 2021: SCHEDULE YOUR MARCH 8 VACCINE BY CLICKING HERE FULL- NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS 

All VACCINATION CLINICS Managed by East Providence Emergency Management Agency

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PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Anyone who registers that is not 75+ or a resident of East Providence will have their appointment cancelled. In the coming days, additional clinic dates will be added to this website.
  • Clinics will adhere to all COVID-19 safety guidelines and best practices. Upon arrival, individuals who enter the clinic will undergo medical screening and will be required to wear a mask. If residents are sick or in quarantine for COVID-19, they are encouraged to stay home and book a new appointment.

INFORMATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH A CONFIRMED APPOINTMENT:

  • Individuals should arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before their appointment.
  • Individuals should bring a form of identification that provides proof of age and residency.
  • Please follow the signs for the clinic entrance and enter through the entrance doors.
  • Upon arrival, individuals who enter the clinic will undergo medical screening and will be required to wear a mask.
  • If individuals are sick or in quarantine for COVID-19, they are encouraged to stay home and book a new appointment.
  • The vaccination process will take about 30-40 minutes, which includes an observation period.
  • A clinic volunteer will work with you to book your second appointment while you wait during the post-vaccine observation.

Registering for Vaccination at a State-Run Site:

To register to be vaccinated at one of the State-Run sites, visit VaccinateRI.org. People who cannot register online can get help by calling the automated line at 844-930-1779.

Going forward, the state call center will be open on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. - 4  p.m.

Through both systems, an individual can either make a personal appointment or an appointment for someone else who is in the eligible age category

PHARMACY VACCINE REGISTRIES:

It will take some time for everyone who wants a vaccine to schedule appointments and be vaccinated. Please be patient. You WILL have an opportunity to receive a vaccine. 

In addition to registering on the City of East Providence COVID-19 Vaccine Registry above, you may also register at a variety of pharmacies or a state-run vaccination site. 

Some pharmacies including Walgreens and CVS have a registry in place. 

1. Visit CVS.com, use the CVS Pharmacy app or call 1-800-746-7287 to schedule a CVS Pharmacy COVID-19 vaccine. 

2. Visit Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine or call your local Walgreens pharmacy to book an appoint for a Walgreens COVID-19 vaccine. (Beginning February 7, 2021)

Unable to leave your home for a vaccine:

If you are unable to leave your home to receive vaccine, or if you care for someone who can’t leave home, complete the form at bit.ly/homeboundvax to let the Department of Health know. If you need help completing this form, call the Rhode Island Healthy Aging Help Desk (Point) at 401-462-4444. We will do everything we can to get a vaccine to you. 

For residents 65 or older:

Starting Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, free COVID-19 vaccinations are available to adults, age 65 or older, at two new sites:

• 100 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston

• Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 LaSalle Square, Providence

You need an appointment to be vaccinated. Sign up for an appointment at vaccinateri.org. To register by phone, call 1-844-930-1779.

WHAT IS COVID-19:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus strain that has only spread in people since December 2019. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fever or chills, Muscle or body aches, Sore throat, Headache, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea, Runny nose or stuffy nose, Fatigue, Recent loss of taste or smell. Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness.This list is not all inclusive.

PREVENTION:

To prevent infection with COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends frequent handwashing with soap and warm water; coughing and sneezing into your elbow or a tissue; avoid touching mouth, nose, and eyes; and if you are sick, stay at home.

TESTING:

As of April 1, the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should be tested. People who think they have COVID-19 should call their healthcare provider. These people should NOT go directly to a healthcare facility without calling a healthcare provider (unless they are experiencing a medical emergency).

VACCINES:

Rhode Island Dept. of Heatlh COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is planning for the distribution of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines in Rhode Island. To inform this planning, RIDOH is considering national guidance and recommendations from the COVID-19 Vaccine Subcommittee. Please use the sections below to learn about Rhode Island’s timeline, signing up for vaccine, what happens at and after vaccination appointments, how Rhode Island is distributing vaccine, vaccine resources from the CDC, and Rhode Island’s COVID-19 Vaccine Subcommittee.

 

COVID-19 VACCINE REGISTRATION

(EAST PROVIDENCE RESIDENTS ONLY PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM TO REGISTER):

 

OR you may also click here to FILL OUT THE VACCINE  REGISTRATION FORM if you would like to register for a COVID-19 Vaccine. This registry is for EAST PROVIDENCE residents only. We ask that you continue to remain patient as the City begins its rollout.

Rhode Island on Pause: November 30th through December 13th. The Pause is intended to reduce community transmission of COVID-19 by dialing down overall mobility and reducing social gatherings. These reductions are key to stemming Rhode Island’s recent increase in cases and hospitalizations over the winter months. Unless specifically indicated via Executive Order, all Phase III restrictions and guidance will carry forward through the Pause. All Phase III guidance continues to be available on www.ReopeningRI.com. Individuals and business owners are encouraged to review the latest community and industry-specific guidance documents online. Please see RI Pause Guidelines below. Reopening RI - Required protocols and guidance:

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