Rhode Island pediatricians and family physicians provide recommended childhood immunization.
St. Joseph Center for Health & Human Services
Children who are uninsured or who do not have regular doctors can be immunized for free through St. Joseph Center for Health and Human Services (21 Peace Street, Providence, Rhode Island; 401-456-4359). Children who have insurance or who have doctors will not be vaccinated at St. Joseph.
Walk-in's are welcome on the following dates and at the following times:
- Monday: 8 AM - 3:30 PM
- Tuesday: 8 AM - 3:30 PM
- Wednesday: 12 PM - 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Immunizations at other times can be arranged by appointment. Please bring the child's immunization history to his or her visit.
Vaccinate Before You Graduate is a program that provides vaccinations to all students in grades 9 through 12 in Rhode Island schools. The following vaccines are available to students through Vaccinate Before You Graduate: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV), flu, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella), meningitis, polio, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), and varicella.
Doctors' offices and pharmacies
Adults can be immunized by against some vaccine-preventable diseases at doctors' offices and pharmacies. Contact your doctor or local pharmacy to learn more.
Adult immunization centers
Women and Infants Hospital
Tdap and pneumococcal vaccine are available free-of-charge in the lobby of Women and Infants Hospital every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4 - 8 PM. Tdap protects against pertussis, in addition to tetanus and diphtheria. Pneumococcal vaccine protects against pneumococcal disease.