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Rhode Island Stop & Shop Stores to Begin Administering COVID-19 Vaccines to Customers This Week

Eligible Customers Must Book Appointments Online for Convenient Access to the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Vaccines at Their Local Stop & Shop Pharmacy

QUINCY, Mass., March 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stop & Shop, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Rhode Island Department of Health, today announced that select Rhode Island pharmacy locations have been approved and will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccination this week. Per the state of Rhode Island’s distribution plan, eligible individuals include healthcare workers, first responders, congregate settings, adults 60 and older, Pre-K-12 teachers, staff and licensed childcare providers as well as people age 18 to 64 with underlying health conditions. Starting this week, select Stop & Shop locations will begin accepting online vaccination appointments for these populations. Stop & Shop expects all 14 of its pharmacy locations in Rhode Island to be administering either the two-dose vaccine series from Moderna or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine by next week.

The state of Rhode Island will determine vaccine eligibility, and customers can visit their website at for information on whether they meet the current criteria. Current eligible individuals must live, work or attend school in Rhode Island, and eligible customers can schedule their vaccination via Stop & Shop’s Online Vaccine Scheduling System. Customers are urged to visit to schedule an appointment and view the most recent COVID-19 vaccine updates. Customers should not visit or call Stop & Shop stores for vaccine updates or appointments as all pertinent information and appointment requests will be provided online only. The COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to Stop & Shop customers who are eligible at no out-of-pocket cost.

The following Rhode Island Stop & Shop locations are expected to offer the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine only. All other Stop & Shop Pharmacy locations are expected to offer the Moderna vaccine:

  • 622 George Washington Highway, Lincoln
  • 595 Smithfield Road, North Smithfield
  • 2470 Warwick Avenue, Warwick
  • 1925 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence

Of note, although individuals age 16 and older with underlying health conditions are eligible in the state, Stop & Shop Pharmacy locations will only be able to vaccinate individuals 18 and older as the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have only been authorized for use in individuals who are at least 18 years of age.

“Stop & Shop is very proud to continue to do its part in the fight against COVID-19,” shared Katie Thornell, Director of Pharmacy Operations at Stop & Shop. “We’re committed to being a trusted health resource in the state of Rhode Island, and we are excited to start helping members of the community protect themselves against COVID-19, while continuing to provide a safe shopping experience for your family’s everyday grocery and pharmacy needs.”

Stop & Shop and its pharmacists are eager to do their part to assist the community by providing the COVID-19 vaccine in a safe and sanitized environment. During immunization, customers will be required to wear PPE and pharmacists will be equipped with masks, gloves, and face shields. The pharmacy team utilizes the same thorough disinfection protocols for all patients, disinfecting and sanitizing between each patient to ensure the health & safety for all patients.

Flu, pneumonia, shingles and other immunizations are currently available to customers at all Stop & Shop Pharmacy locations. To find your nearest Stop & Shop pharmacy, visit For more information on Stop & Shop’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, visit

About Stop & Shop

A neighborhood grocer for more than 100 years, Stop & Shop offers a wide assortment with a focus on fresh, healthy options at a great value. Stop & Shop's GO Rewards loyalty program delivers personalized offers and allows customers to earn points that can be redeemed for gas or groceries every time they shop. Stop & Shop customers can choose how and where they want to shop - whether in-store or online for delivery or same day pickup. The company is committed to making an impact in its communities by fighting hunger, supporting our troops, and investing in pediatric cancer research to help find a cure. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is an Ahold Delhaize USA Company and employs 58,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit

Media Contact: Jennifer Brogan

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