Vaccine Availability and Eligibility

Brown strongly encourages our community to use available resources to learn about their eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and to receive it when you become eligible to do so.

Individual states establish the timelines for eligible populations to receive COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage all members of the Brown community to pay attention to the state plan where they reside, and if you become eligible to receive the vaccine, do so as soon as possible.

Effective Monday, April 19, 2021, all individuals 16 years of age and older who live, work or study in Rhode Island are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost and with no requirement for insurance. There are multiple ways to make an appointment to get a vaccination in Rhode Island:

  • You can make an appointment at one of the state-run vaccination sites, including the Dunkin Donuts Center in downtown Providence, at vaccinateri.org. The Dunkin Donuts Center vaccination clinic operates daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and free parking is available at the Rhode Island Convention Center North Garage. From College Hill, the Omni Express (weekdays) and the Omni/Chestnut Express (nights and weekends) shuttle routes offer frequent service and the Omni stop is a 3-minute walk from the entrance to the Dunkin Donuts Center. Shuttle routes and operating hours can be found on the Transportation Office website.

The University hopes there will be opportunities in the future for Brown to host on-campus clinics to administer the vaccine to eligible populations, but we do not have authorization from the state or access to vaccines to do so at this time.

Vaccinated? Let Us Know

Brown is requesting that all students and employees who have had the opportunity to receive an FDA-approved vaccination against COVID-19 provide verification of receipt of vaccination by uploading the completed vaccination card received from your vaccination provider. Please see the Verify Your Vaccination section on the main Vaccinations page.

Last updated April 21, 2021. Information on this page may be updated as the University’s planning evolves and/or public health guidance prompts a shift in Brown’s operations and protocols.