Vaccine Eligibility Procedures

It's Easy to Sign Up for the Town's Vaccine Eligibility List!

As directed by the State, individuals 75 years of age (YOA) and older will be the first to receive COVID-19 vaccines as soon as they become available. The Town of Portsmouth is compiling a list of residents 75+ YOA only for the Portsmouth COVID-19 vaccine program at this time. The Town will vaccinate from oldest to youngest in this age group.

This current sign-up program is NOT a Registration for a Vaccine Appointment, but a system developed so the Portsmouth COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Team may identify and contact our eligible residents to make an appointment when vaccine doses become available. 

Registration for a vaccine appointment will only be made when Portsmouth receives an allocation of vaccines from the State. The quantity of allocations varies, and the Town does not control how much vaccine we will receive or when we receive it.  We are hopeful allocations will increase as time goes by, with the first allocation expected in mid-February.

HOW DO I GET ON THE PORTSMOUTH VACCINE 75 YOA OR OLDER ELIGIBILITY LIST?

First, Gather Required Information

What Information is Required to Get on the Eligibility List?

The following information is required to get on the eligibility list:

  1. Name of individual 75 years or older 
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Contact phone number
  4. Contact email address (if utilized)

Second, Choose Your Style of Communication

How do I Get on the Portsmouth Vaccine 75 YOA or Older Eligibility List?

Signing up for the 75 YOA or older Portsmouth Eligibility List is easy!  Pick One!  Either:

  1. E-mail vaccine@portsmouthri.com with required information OR
  2. Leave a message at our (401) 643-0323 hotline that is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; OR
  3. Go on-line and sign-up and enter information on our secure on-line form.

If you have already sent an e-mail or spoken to a Town Hall staff member and provided your contact information and age, you are already on the list.  No further action is required by you, and you will not receive a return phone call unless more information is required. Not leaving all required information may slow the process of being added to the list, though, so make sure you at least leave your full name, date of birth and contact phone number!

THAT'S IT!  YOU ARE NOW SIGNED UP.  See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for additional information! 

If you have any questions,  please contact Ray Perry, Portsmouth’s  Emergency Management Agency Director, at (401) 477-2172 or email rperry@portsmouthri.com.

COVID-19 VACCINE ELIGIBILITY LIST FAQs

What Information is Required to Get on the Eligibility List?

The following information is required to get on the eligibility list:

  1. Name of individual 75 years or older 
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Contact phone number
  4. Contact email address (if utilized)

How do I Get on the Portsmouth Vaccine 75+ YOA Eligibility List?

It's easy!  Pick one.  Either:

  1. E-mail vaccine@portsmouthri.com with required information OR
  2. Leave a message at our (401) 643-0323 hotline that is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; OR
  3. Go on-line and sign-up and enter information on our secure on-line form.

If you have already sent an e-mail or spoken to a Town Hall staff member & given your contact information and age, you are already on the list.  No further action is required by you!

You will not receive a return phone call unless more information is required. Not leaving all required information may slow the process of being added to the list, though, so make sure you at least leave your full name, date of birth & contact phone number!

What Happens After I Sign Up?

Once vaccine doses have been allocated and made available, we will contact those on the eligibility list (from oldest to youngest as available) to register for a vaccine appointment.

Can I Cancel or Reschedule a Vaccine Appointment After I’ve Been Assigned a Dosage?

Yes, you can!

Should you need to cancel or reschedule a vaccine appointment, please do so as soon as the need arises. Cancelations & rescheduling will not change your status with respect to priority. We will work to place you with the next available dosage. If for any reason you cannot make an appointment, please cancel as soon as possible at (401) 643-0323 or (401) 477-2172 so we can provide another senior the appointment slot. We do not want to lose a dose that has a limited shelf life!

What if I Receive a Vaccine from Another Source?

  • If you have been scheduled for a vaccine, and another opportunity occurs for you to receive one sooner, let us know right away by calling (401) 643-0323 or (401) 477-2172 so we may assign the vaccine to another person.
  • If you have NOT yet been scheduled for a vaccine, but are on our Eligibility List, please leave a message at (401) 643-0323 so we may take you off our list.

I’m Not Sure I Want to Get the Vaccine.  What Should I Do?

  1. We strongly recommend you contact your medical provider for advice regarding inoculation with the vaccine.
  2. Get on our Eligibility List while you decide. Remember, there is no obligation to get the vaccine when you are called, & the Registration Team will never pressure anyone into getting vaccinated. You have everything to gain & nothing to lose!