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Providence Community Library Can Now Help Providence Residents Register for COVID Vaccine Shots

Published Date: 
March 15, 2021
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People Eligible for Vaccinations Can Call Providence Community Library During Scheduled Hours

Since the pandemic began, Providence Community Library has worked tirelessly to find new ways to serve library users and keep the community connected. Now, library staff will support the City of Providence in the critical task of getting residents signed up for appointments at Providence COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics. Residents who are eligible for shots but need extra assistance to navigate the online sign-up process can call any PCL library location (Fox Point, Knight Memorial, Mount Pleasant, Olneyville, Rochambeau, Smith Hill, South Providence, Wanskuck and Washington Park) during scheduled hours; a member of staff will input information into the online system on their behalf and schedule an appointment. Several Providence Community Library locations have staff who can also assist callers in Spanish. 

Providence Community Library’s telephone assistance supplements that which is already provided by the City of Providence. Appointments can be booked online 24 hours a day at providenceri.gov/vaccinate , where the sign-up process is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Residents who need assistance can dial 3-1-1 or (401) 421-2489 to speak with a Mayor’s Center for City Services (MCCS) Representative who can walk them through the enrollment process in English or Spanish. MCCS is open Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.. 

Providence Community Library’s staff can sign up people who are eligible for vaccinations at Providence COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at the time of calling, subject to appointment availability. The Library cannot assist people who do not meet eligibility requirements, book appointments at other Providence-based clinics, including those at Walgreens or CVS Pharmacy locations, or appointments at facilities in other municipalities. Providence Community Library will post updates about eligibility requirements to its website and to its social media pages, including a new, dedicated Facebook page for Spanish speakers, Conectando Nuestra Gente. Up-to-date information is always available on the City of Providence’s Vaccinate Providence page.  

"Providence Community Library is a trusted source of information and has deep relationships with families throughout the City," said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. "We are excited by the opportunity to provide our residents with yet another method to register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and remind everyone to call and book their appointment as soon as they become eligible to get the vaccine."

Library Director Cheryl Space commented, “Over the last twelve months, we have sought to provide programs and services that bring people together and maintain a sense of community. By assisting with the vaccination process, we are now helping Providence to open up its economy and transition back to normal life.”