COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

  • January 11, 2022

     

    Dear PPSD Families,

     

    Please act now.

     

    Vaccination against COVID-19 is the most important step you can take to protect your family’s health.

     

    Given the high transmission rate of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, we urge families who have been waiting to get their children vaccinated to make an appointment today. You can find up-to-date data and trends at covid.ri.gov/kidsdata. The sooner you and your child are vaccinated, the more protection your body builds to combat the worst effects of this dangerous virus.

     

    Millions of children across the US have been vaccinated, and the Pfizer vaccine has been proven safe and effective in children ages 5 and up. Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for adults. As of last week, booster shots for fully vaccinated children ages 12 and up also available, and children age 5 and older who are immunocompromised should get a third dose of Pfizer vaccine 28 days after the second dose for the best protection.

     

    Starting this week, the State of Rhode Island is holding vaccination clinics daily at the RI Convention Center, at One Sabin Street in Downtown Providence. To sign up and find other vaccination sites near you, go to:

     

    vaccinateri.org

     

    You should sign up online to make your appointment. If you need help, please call 401-222-8022 (interpretation is available for multiple languages) from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. weekdays and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.

     

    According to the Department of Health, RIPTA offers free transportation for anyone traveling to or from a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. For more information or to take advantage of this program, please contact RIPTA Customer Service by e-mailing CustomerService@RIPTA.com or by calling 401-781-9400.

     

    Remember that getting vaccinated helps keep our students and staff safe and healthy not just in the classroom where they learn best, but at home, and in our communities. We urge you to schedule an appointment for all eligible family members today and help us prevent the spread of COVID-19.

     

    Thank you,

    Providence Public Schools

     


     

    Dear Providence Families,   

     

    We would like to encourage all families to help us make sure all eligible students are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. While the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently only approved for ages 18 and older, the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for use for anyone aged 5 or older. 

     

    Not only have these vaccines been proven safe and effective, but they are readily available. Check out VaccinateRI.org for sites in your area. English and Spanish speakers may also call 844-930-1779 for assistance, Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Interpretation is available for a number of additional languages.

     

    Some vaccination sites require appointments, while others offer walk-in service—but all are completely free of charge, regardless of immigration or insurance status.

     

    The push to protect as many people as possible against COVID-19 comes at a time when the Delta variant, a strain of COVID that is much more infectious than previous strains, is spreading fast through unvaccinated communities throughout the United States. The more people who get vaccinated, the safer we will all be. 

     

    Thank you for your help in keeping our community safe and healthy.

     

    With appreciation,

     

     

    Dr. Javier Montañez
    Acting Superintendent

     


     

    Estimadas familias de Providence,  

     

    Nos gustaría alentar a todas las familias a que nos ayuden a asegurarnos de que todos los estudiantes elegibles estén completamente vacunados contra COVID-19. Si bien las vacunas Moderna y Johnson & Johnson actualmente solo están aprobadas para mayores de 18 años, la vacuna Pfizer ha sido aprobada para su uso en cualquier persona de 5 años o más. Debido a que la vacuna Pfizer requiere dos dosis espaciadas con varias semanas de diferencia, los estudiantes deben recibir su primera dosis antes del 5 de agosto para estar completamente vacunados antes del comienzo escolar. 

     

    Estas vacunas no solo han demostrado ser seguras y efectivas, sino que también están disponibles. Visite VaccinateRI.org para encontrar los sitios en su área. Puede comunicarse en inglés o español llamando al 844-930-1779 para obtener ayuda, de lunes a viernes de 7:30 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. y sábado - domingo de 8:00 a.m. a 4:30 p.m. También, hay interpretación disponible en otros idiomas.

     

    Algunos sitios de vacunación requieren citas, mientras que otros ofrecen servicio sin cita previa, pero todos son completamente gratuitos, independientemente del estado migratorio o cobertura médica.

     

    El énfasis de proteger a la mayor cantidad de personas posible contra COVID-19 llega en un momento en que la variante Delta, una cepa de COVID que es mucho más infecciosa que las cepas anteriores, se está propagando rápidamente en comunidades no vacunadas en todo Estados Unidos. Cuantas más personas se vacunen, más seguros estaremos todos.

     

    Gracias por su ayuda en mantener a nuestra comunidad segura y saludable.

     

    Con apreciación,

     

     

    Dr. Javier Montañez

    Superintendente en función