PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — After the first day adults 65 and older could start scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Rhode Island got off to a confusing start, state health officials have clarified when appointments will be added online.
Tuesday morning, the R.I. Department of Health tweeted that it would release new appointments at the state-run sites— the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence and the former Citizens Bank headquarters on Sockanosset Cross Road in Cranston — between 9 and 10 a.m.
The Health Department made an additional announcement over Twitter, noting that as supply allows, new COVID-19 vaccination appointments would be made available on Tuesdays beginning at 9 a.m. and on Fridays beginning at 5 p.m.
RIDOH says additional appointments may be posted to the state’s website at other times during the week as available.
The Health Department said Monday over 10,000 appointments would be added around 9 a.m., and a majority were fully booked before noon that day.
Anyone who’s unable to register online can get help by calling (844) 930-1779. 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.