Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI)
Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI)

The Community College of Rhode Island announced today that it is partnering with the Rhode Island Department of Health to provide free COVID-19 vaccine clinics at all four campuses this week, including at our Newport County Campus on Wednesday, April 28th, (10 am – 2 pm).

While the clinics are open to all CCRI students, faculty, and staff, there are dozens of appointments still available to the general public.

Please note, individuals do not need to enter their health insurance card and their insurance will not be charged. The vaccine is free.

The CCRI campus clinic will be administering the Moderna vaccine, which requires individuals to be 18 years of age or older. 

To register for the Wednesday, vaccine clinic at CCRI’s Newport campus, follow this link:

In order to plan properly, registration for this specific clinic closes at midnight tonight (4/26).

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Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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