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Select R.I. and Mass. Stop & Shop locations to offer COVID-19 vaccine

Some Walmarts in Rhode Island will also offer shots

Stop & Shop is offering a COVID-19 vaccine at some Rhode Island and Massachusetts stores.John Minchillo/Associated Press

PROVIDENCE — Stop & Shop is now offering COVID-19 vaccines at select locations in Rhode Island, according to the company’s website.

The Rhode Island locations are in North Smithfield, East Providence, Lincoln, and Warwick on Warwick Avenue.

These locations are currently offering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is authorized only for people 18 and older.

Appointments are available only to those Rhode Islanders who are in one of the state’s eligible groups, which include health care workers, teachers and school staff, residents over age 60, and people older than 16 with underlying health conditions.

Residents can search for an appointment by ZIP code and book an appointment on the company’s online portal.

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The Massachusetts Stop & Shop pharmacies are offering the two-dose Moderna vaccine, also authorized only for those 18 and older who meet state eligibility criteria.

According to the state, these Stop & Shop pharmacies are in Amesbury, Fall River, Feeding Hills, Halifax, Harwich, Hyannis, Lynn, North Adams, Orleans, Pittsfield, Swampscott, West Springfield, and Woburn.

A company spokesperson was not immediately available to say if additional locations will be added.

Those with appointments are asked to bring a state-issued ID and an insurance card, if they have one.

The news comes as Walmart announced it would soon be offering COVID-19 vaccine to those who are eligible at select Rhode Island locations in Coventry, Cranston, Newport, North Kingstown, North Smithfield, Providence, Warwick, and Westerly.

The company said it will soon receive and begin to administer the Pfizer vaccine through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, which is the same program in which Walgreens and CVS Health participate. Residents were able to start booking appointments Thursday on Walmart’s website.

Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president of health and wellness for Walmart, said that 90 percent of the country lives within 10 miles of a Walmart store.

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“We want to help the country reopen, but we can only achieve that through widespread COVID-19 vaccination,” Pegus said. “We’re proud to work together with the federal government, states, communities, customers, and associates to expand access to the vaccine and reach that goal.”


Alexa Gagosz can be reached at alexa.gagosz@globe.com. Follow her @alexagagosz and on Instagram @AlexaGagosz.