The Rhode Island State-Supplied Vaccine (SSV) program provides vaccine to healthcare providers to immunize people of all ages. A table with details about these vaccines, including their age indications, is available.
Children are required to have certain immunizations before they enter child care, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 12th grade. They can be exempted from immunizations for either religious or medical reasons. A medical exemption certificate must be signed by a medical provider. A religious exemption certificate can be signed by a parent/guardian or student (18+).
Adults who are not in one of these categories can be vaccinated as follows:
|Patient type||Where/how to vaccinate|
|Uninsured but able to pay||Doctor's office/privately-purchased vaccine, St. Joseph Center for Health and Human Services - Adult Walk-in, community health center, or a pharmacy|
|Uninsured and unable to pay||St. Joseph Center for Health and Human Services - Adult Walk-in, community health center|
|Insured, but not through a Rhode Island employer||Doctor's office/privately-purchased vaccine or a pharmacy|
The online ordering system is called OSMOSSIS. Learn about OSMOSSIS.
Vaccine storage requires strict adherence to established standards. An annual training is required for all providers enrolled in the SSV program. Any temperature excursions must be reported to the Department of Health. Temperature Excursion Response Worksheet