COVID-19 Vaccination Information

     

    February 17, 2021 

    Rhode Island COVID-19 Vaccination Special Update

    The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is sharing an important update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Registration at State-Run Sites Now Open to Rhode Islanders 75 and Older 
     
    All Rhode Islanders 75 and older can now register for an appointment at one of the two State-run vaccination sites. 
     
    The two State-run vaccination sites will open tomorrow, Thursday, February 18, for age-based vaccinating: one at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence and the other at Sockanosset Cross Road in Cranston.


    Other options for vaccination still include going to a select retail pharmacy, or a local or regional clinic. Because there are multiple ways to get a vaccine, RIDOH encourages people to only schedule an appointment in one place so that all eligible people can get vaccinated as quickly as possible. Once an appointment is made, people are guaranteed a vaccine for their time slot.

    Beginning Monday, February 22, appointment slots will be expanded to any Rhode Islander 65 and older. Individuals 65-74 years old can begin registering for an appointment on Monday, February 22.  

    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 call center will be open on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on holidays).

    Through both systems, an individual can either make a personal appointment or an appointment for someone else who is 75 years of age or older.
     
    Appointments are currently open through February 27. Appointments are expected to fill up quickly, so people may need to try multiple times before they are able to schedule. 
     
    Registering for Vaccination at a Pharmacy

     

    People who are 75 years of age and older can contact CVS or Walgreens about appointments at a retail pharmacy location. To register, people can go to CVS.com, use the CVS Pharmacy phone app. or call 800-746-7287. For Walgreens, go to Walgreens.com/ScheduleVaccine or call your local Walgreens.
     
    Registering for Vaccination at a Local or Regional Clinic

    Cities and towns are managing the registration process for local and regional clinics. Most cities and towns have been vaccinating their oldest residents first and will continue to do so. People can contact their city or town directly to learn more.

    Vaccine Interest Notification List

    While people who are younger than 75 years of age cannot yet register to be vaccinated, they can add their contact information to a Vaccine Interest Notification List to get updates as eligibility opens to new groups. Enrolling in this list does not guarantee an appointment for vaccination. To enroll in the Vaccine Interest Notification List, visit portal.ri.gov.
     
    There is no insurance requirement to get vaccinated, and no one has to pay to get vaccinated. For more information about vaccination in Rhode Island, visit C19vaccineRI.org.

     

    FIND A STATE OF RHODE ISLAND STATE WIDE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC AND REGISTER HERE:  CLICK HERE:  Rhode Island (vaccinateri.org)

     

    Copy Of The Code Red Message To Be Sent Out Wednesday February 10, 2021

    • This is an important message from the Coventry Emergency Management Agency regarding the signup procedure for COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Coventry residents aged 75 and older.
    • On Thursday February 11th at 9AM, the link will be released to sign up for 240 appointments at www.coventryri.org   Once the appointment times are full, the link will close.
    • If you do not have access to the internet, please get help from your family and friends.  If you know of elderly residents, please reach out to assist them to sign up.
    • The vaccination clinic will be held on Thursday February 18th from 10 AM to 1:30 PM at 1675 Flat River Road, Coventry. 
    • Do not sign up if you are not at least 75 years old or not a Coventry resident.  Those appointments not meeting the criteria will be cancelled.  ID will be required on site for confirmation.   
    • Walk ins will not be allowed.  Only arrive at your scheduled appointment time. 
    • Listen for another CodeRED call next Wednesday at 4pm for instructions on the release of additional COVID vaccine appointments.  
    • Answers to frequently asked questions, as well as information regarding the COVID vaccine, and the link to sign up for the Coventry Over 75 COVID vaccine can be found at www.coventryri.org. 
    • Only come at your scheduled appointment time.  Do not come early or late.
    • Make sure you have ID with you.

     

     

    Some Important CodeRED information before the upcoming 75+ Covid Vaccine provided by the Town of Coventry

    • If you have a home phone in Coventry, your home phone is in the CodeRED 911 database. Your number will be called.  However,  you must be home to answer that call or have a working voicemail set up.
    • The number that will appear on caller ID is always 866-419-5000
    • You should sign your cell phone for CodeRED if these conditions exist:
      • If you do not have a home phone and only have a cell phone.
      • If you are not home at the time the CodeRED notification and DO NOT have voicemail
      • You are a family member or friend who lives out of town and will be assisting those 75+ making the online vaccine appointment. Those family and friends can register using the 75+  home address. This is permitted. 
      • Family and Friends who do not have a home phone in Coventry.
      • Business owners who live out of town and want to monitor town notifications.
    • By signing up your cell phone you are able to get direct web links and email attachments to make the sign up process easier.

    • You can sign up for CodeRED here:    https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF43514AE5EC

    • We suggest a managed account so you can make changes anytime.  Please note, weather alert notifications happen frequently during active thunderstorms months and overnight, so you may not wish to enroll in them.

    • There is NO CHARGE for emergency use of CodeRed to the Town of Coventry.  

     

     

    Information about the COVID-19 Vaccine Program

    The Town of Coventry is pleased to announce the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine for residents 75 and older.  Beginning the week of 2/14/21, the Rhode Island Department of Health is allocating 240 doses a week for Coventry residents at least 75 years old. 

    Vaccinations will be administered by online appointment only.  Since there are some residents over 75 who may not have the ability to register online, families and friends are encouraged to assist them!  If you are still unable register, you can call Coventry Human Services at 822-9175 for assistance. 

    Appointments for a pilot program for the 75+ community consisting of 170 additional doses for Coventry residents have already been made and will be completed prior to the rollout of Coventry’s weekly vaccination schedule.  Going forward, the link to sign up for the weekly 240 doses can be found on this page. The clinic will be held at 1675 Flat River Road in Coventry. 

    Coventry will conduct a weekly CodeRed notification informing the public when an active link is posted on the town’s website for any 75+ Coventry residents to register.  When those appointments fill, the link will be closed.  We will repeat this process weekly for as long as we receive the doses.

    The Town of Coventry is committed to this life-saving vaccination program.  Please understand the Department of Health determines the number of doses we receive.  Please be patient and wait until the next allocation if all the appointments are taken.

    If you have an appointment, you are guaranteed a vaccine.  Please come at your scheduled appointment time and do not show up early.  

    If you sign up for an appointment and you are not a coventry resident or you are not at least 75 years old it will be cancelled. 

    The town will be utilizing the codered emergency database and not just the public access version.  This ensures that everyone is called and not just those who have signed up. 

     

     

    COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions?

    • When am I going to get my vaccine?
      • At the present time (02/01/2021) the Rhode Island Department of Health has stated that vaccinations will be made available for individuals who are 75 and older
    • How do I sign up?
      • There is a COVID-19 Vaccine Link on the Town of Coventry website:  www.coventryri.org
    • What if I don’t have a computer?
      • Please ask a family member, friend or neighbor to help you sign up online when registration begins.
    • Where will I get the vaccine?
      • Presently clinics are by region, but Coventry will be looking to get a local vaccination site here in Town.  Please watch the Town of Coventry Website for updates, www.coventryri.org and robo-calls for dates and times and sign-up.
    • How many vaccines are available?
      • The number of vaccines are based on supply obtained by local clinics through distribution by the RI Department of Health. Presently, the demand for vaccine is high but vaccine supply is unfortunately limited but supply is expected to increase.
    • What if I have medical Issues and I am younger?
      • The state of Rhode Island Department of Health Determines which groups will be receiving vaccinations.  Presently it is individuals who are 75 and older.
    • How Do I know when it is my turn to receive a vaccine?
      • Updates on vaccination schedules and which age groups can get a vaccine are updates and information can be found on the RI Department of Health’s website https://covid.ri.gov/ and also listen to your local news.

     

     

    Additional Information Links

     

     

    Vaccines at local Pharmacies

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


    The three main ways people will be able to get vaccinated are in their city or town, at pharmacies, or at a State-run vaccination site. This weekend, some CVS and Walgreens stores will begin registering people who are age 75 and older for vaccinations. You must have an appointment to get vaccinated at these locations.

    You can book CVS appointments starting as early as February 6. Visit CVS.COM, use the CVS Pharmacy app, or call 1-800-746-7287 to schedule.


    You can book Walgreens appointments starting as early as February 7. Visit Walgreens.com/Schedule Vaccine or call your local Walgreens pharmacy.

     

    CVS

    CVS will allow registration for vaccinations online at www.cvs.com , on their CVS Pharmacy app, and by calling 1-800-SHOP-CVS (1-800-746-7287).

    CVS’s scheduling system can schedule up to 7 days out; so every day, a new day of appointments is added.

    Appointment bookings will start as early as Saturday.

    • Stores launching vaccinations on Tuesday, February 9
      • 799 Hope St. Providence
      • 26 Putnam Pike, Johnston
    • Stores launching vaccinations on Thursday, February 11
      • 1054 Cass Ave, Woonsocket
      • 151 Franklin St., Westerly
      • 1285 S. County Trail, East Greenwich
      • 615 Metacom Ave, Route 136, Warren
      • 181 Bellevue Ave, Newport

       

      Walgreens

       

      Walgreens will allow registrations online at www.walgreens.com/schedulevaccine  or by calling any local Walgreens pharmacy

      The way it works is that you can schedule up to 3 days out; so every day, a new day of appointments is added.

      14 Walgreens stores are launching on Tuesday, February 9.  Appointment bookings will start as early as Sunday.

      • 100 Broad Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
      • 385 Cottage Street, Pawtucket, RI 02861
      • 1510 Smith Street, North Providence, RI 02911
      • 1010 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910
      • 333 Atwells Avenue, Providence, RI 02903
      • 354 Admiral Street, Providence, RI 02908
      • 1 Pocasset Ave, Providence, RI 02909
      • 1 Cowesett Ave., West Warwick, RI 02893
      • 2136 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 02864
      • 135 Pitman Street, Providence, RI 02906
      • 1763 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905
      • 655 Warren Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914
      • 25 Putnam Pike, Johnston, RI 02919
      • 1387 Plainfield St, Johnston, RI 02919