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Monkey Pox Vaccinations
Vaccine Interest Notification List from the RIDOH
There is significant demand for monkeypox vaccine at this time. The State is working to make more vaccine available in Rhode Island. If you are not able to get an appointment to be vaccinated through clinics being held by Open Door Health, The Miriam Hospital Infectious Disease Clinic, Thundermist Health Center, or a community clinic, you can submit your information to the Vaccine Interest Notification List. We will contact you when vaccine is available.
Sign up for the Vaccine Interest Notification List: click here
If you need help signing up for the Vaccine Interest Notification List, please call the RIDOH Health Information Line at 401-222-5960.
4moms Recalls More than 2 Million MamaRoo and RockaRoo Infant Swings and Rockers, for more information, click here
COVID-19 Vaccine's is available and safe for children 6 months and older! Hear from our very own Dr. Elizabeth Gomes Texeira.
For more information from the CDC, click here
FDA authorizes second booster doses. If you are a patient, please call to schedule your booster shot today! For more information click here
Covid Testing Update for BVCHC Patients, click here
Free at-home COVID-19 tests, for more information, click here
If you need a COVID-19 test for TRAVEL purposes only, click here
Blackstone Valley Community Health Care is a member of a National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). Health Centers like ours started as part of the Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s and we stand behind with NACHC, our Community and this statement. National Association of Community Health Center's statement, from Tom Van Coverden, President & CEO, and Lathran J. Woodard, Board Chair of the National Association of Community Health Centers, on the Death of George Floyd:
"A Call For Change For All Americans
Community Health Centers stand with all Americans condemning the horrific killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. We are distressed, angry and afraid – especially for the men and women of color in the nation who face harm and discrimination simply by going about their daily lives. Because a 17 year-old girl bravely recorded this brutal murder at the hands of the police – no one – not even the most callous or indifferent – can now ignore what has been neglected and shunned aside in America for far too long. Mr. Floyd’s death, and the scores of those who have suffered similar fates, sadly are a part of a historical legacy of injustice and racism that pervades and is ingrained in our society. Born out of the civil rights and social justice movement of the 1960s, the nation’s Community Health Centers serve to this day as advocates for quality care and health equity for all. As community-based health care providers to 30 million people in over 14,000 medically underserved communities across America, we are first-hand witnesses to the direct effect of violence, stress, physical and mental abuse on the health and well-being of our patients – people on the receiving end of racism and discrimination because of the color of their skin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, income level or insurance status. We as a nation must do more if we are to believe and hold true to the principles of our democracy. And we must do it together. We must usher in real change to protect and improve the lives of all people – from our local policing practices to our judicial and legal systems, to our educational institutions, to our health care systems. Most importantly, we must move forward public policies at local, state and national levels that reflect the true needs and priorities of a country in crisis. Community Health Centers were created for and by the communities they serve. We are ready to work for real change. We are the catalyst for real change in this country; if not us, then who?"
On behalf of Raymond Lavoie, Executive Director, and the Leadership team at Blackstone Valley Community Health Care, we stand where we've always stood: with our staff and with our patients.