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.
- In Rhode Island, residents can learn your eligibility for the vaccine as determined by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH).
- Massachusetts residents can learn more about their state’s plans on the Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Information website.
- Connecticut residents can visit the Connecticut COVID-19 Response website for vaccination information.
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.
- Several local pharmacies offer COVID-19 vaccination appointments and information can be found on their websites, including: CVS Health, Walgreens, Walmart and Stop & Shop.
- Many cities and towns in Rhode Island are operating local and regional vaccine sites as well. The State’s vaccine locator mapincludes these sites. Providence residents can find information about vaccine sites available to them on the City of Providence’s vaccine information 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.