University of Rhode Island Health Services encourages all students, faculty and staff to get their COVID-19 booster vaccine which is now available on the Kingston Campus. The University, in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Health, is offering free COVID-19 vaccination AND booster shots to eligible individuals within the campus community beginning this week.
Individuals within the URI community are eligible now to receive booster shots based on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Under the guidance, those ages 18 and older who received the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at least two months ago should get a booster shot.
Those who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a booster at least six months after their second shot if they are 18 and older.
COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots clinics are scheduled in the Memorial Union, Atrium 2 and all three manufacturers (J&J, Pfizer, and Moderna) are available at each clinic. Registration is required and you can click on the links below to schedule your vaccine series or booster. Please note, if you have a COVID vaccination card, please bring it to the clinic. You must remain at the vaccination clinic site for 15 minutes following your vaccination/booster for observation.
- Wednesday, Dec. 1 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 7 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 8 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 14 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 15 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
URI Health Services encourages everyone to be vaccinated. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, influenza and other infectious illnesses, we recommend that students and all URI community members continue to observe all health and safety guidelines during the final weeks of the semester, including universal mask wearing indoors while on campus, physical distancing when able, good hand/respiratory hygiene, disinfecting and sanitizing high contact surfaces often and consistently minimizing close contacts to a few people.
URI Health Services wishes everyone a healthy and successful end to the semester.
Let’s be #Rhodytogether for the remainder of the semester.