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What to Expect From Your COVID Vaccine Appointment

Who can we schedule in our clinic?

BVCHC patients and/or residents can be scheduled in the BVCHC COVID vaccine clinic if the meet the criteria below:

  1. Central Falls resident age 18+ (regardless if BVCHC patient).
  2. Pawtucket resident age 65+ (regardless if BVCHC patient).
  3. BVCHC patients 18+ with chronic condition.

Patients can call the COVID Vaccine appointment line to schedule an appointment 401-312-9831

If you have questions about the vaccine, contact your Primary Care Provider. 

Before your appointment:

Paperwork:  You will need to complete paperwork and read information about the vaccine once you are in the vaccine area.  We recommend that you read the materials before your appointment. 

Vaccine questions:  If you have questions about the vaccine, please review our frequently asked questions here.

Please plan to arrive on-time for your appointment.  If you need transportation, you can expect to spend about 30-45 minutes at the clinic on the day of your appointment.

On the day of your appointment:

Visitors:  Please remember, one guest is allowed with you if require assistance.

At the entry:  You will be screened for COVID symptoms and exposure.  You may need to wait outside briefly so please dress accordingly.  When asked the COVID screening questions, please do your best to answer these questions accurately as they will help protect you and others and we assure you someone will care for you no matter your response.  If you need a guest to accompany you for assistance, they will be screened also.

Waiting after your shot is administered:  You will need to wait 15-30 minutes after receiving the vaccine in our waiting area while our nursing staff monitors your response to the vaccine.  Negative responses to the vaccine are rare but can happen.  Many are anxious about getting a shot and may feel dizziness caused by nervous feelings.

Restrooms:  We recommend using the restrooms before your vaccine appointment due to the 15-30 minute waiting time after you receive your vaccine.  To help keep your appointment on-time, you may want to use the restroom before leaving your home.

Your second appointment:

You will need to return four weeks after your first dose of the vaccine for your second dose.  We will schedule that appointment with you when you receive your first vaccine shot.