Students, faculty, staff being given priority for vaccinations

Students, faculty, staff are being given priority for vaccinations on May 1, at South County Vaccination Clinic (Schneider Electric building) in West Kingston.

We would like to notify everyone—students, faculty, staff and affiliates—that if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, you have a great opportunity to get your shots at a convenient local site Saturday, May 1.

We can’t say this strongly enough: If we want to return to a near-normal campus experience in the fall, we must have nearly total participation in the vaccination program. In addition, getting vaccinated, along with following health and safety guidelines, is the best way to protect yourselves, family members, friends and colleagues from serious disease, potential hospitalizations and death.

On May 1, all members of the URI community (students, including those from outside of Rhode Island, staff and faculty) will be able to obtain a vaccine at the state-run South County Vaccination Clinic (Schneider Electric building) between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon. Schedule your free prioritized appointment online. Students who may be leaving URI soon can receive their first doses at this clinic and receive their second in their home states. As of now, there are still plenty of appointments available.

Information about the local site is below:

South County Vaccination Site
May 1, 9 a.m. to noon
132 Fairgrounds Road
West Kingston, RI 02892
Schedule your appointment online.

There is ample parking at the site. If you have any questions about the vaccination clinic, please stop by the Memorial Union testing center vaccination table for assistance weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call Health Services at 401.874.2246.

Wishing everyone a strong and successful end to the semester and congratulations to our graduates. We thank you for all of your great efforts this semester to keep our community healthy and safe!