COVID-19 Vaccine Update

2019-coronavirus

Dear Patients of South County Internal Medicine, Inc.

Throughout this unprecedented time, the staff here at South County Internal Medicine has worked tirelessly to ensure that you, our patients, are equipped with the most complete and up-to-date information to help keep you and your families safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

As we continue to take action to promote the well-being and safety of our patients, please take a moment to review the following update on the COVID-19 Vaccine.

  • Final decisions have not been made yet regarding who will be vaccinated in each phase of Rhode Island’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Please check the Rhode Island Department of Health’s website regularly for updates at https://covid.ri.gov/vaccination
  • Phase 1 includes adults age 75 and older. There are currently no actions you need to take at this time to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Health will alert the public if this changes, and we will keep our website updated for any changes. At the time of this e-mail, RIDOH has prioritized the areas of Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, North Providence and Cranston as these communities have a high density and are the hardest hit. Vaccinations for those over 75 years and living at home have NOT yet begun.
  • RIDOH will use various communication methods to notify qualified residents about how and when they can receive a vaccine.
  • Municipal registries: registry of vulnerable residents , also known as the ‘Special Needs Registry’
  • The Special Needs Registry in RI: visit the RIDOH Registry website and self-enroll

RIDOH Special Needs Registry 

  • Other sources of information include voter rolls, senior centers, and elderly living complexes
  • If you are in a group that has been designated as eligible to receive to COVID-19 vaccine, you should get vaccinated. You do not need to call for permission from your provider to receive the vaccine. The vaccine has been shown to be safe and effective. However, if you have further questions or concerns, we are here to assist you.
  • Please continue to wear your mask, practice social distancing, and wash your hands frequently, even after you have received your vaccine.

As we receive updates from the Department of Health, we will continue to update our website and send messages to patients who are registered for our patient portal. If you do not have a patient portal, feel free to register at South County Internal Medicine, Inc.  so you can receive timely updates.

 

Sincerely,

The Staff at South County Internal Medicine, Inc

A Patient Centered Medical Home

South County Internal Medicine
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