RI makes changes to scheduling appointments at state-run mass vaccination sites


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.

Register for a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment in RI here »

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.

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