Iced Coffee Day and Pop-Up Covid Vaccination Sites at Dunkin’
Support health care workers by buying an iced coffee and by getting your free Covid-19 vaccine this Wednesday.
For many Rhode Islanders, grabbing an iced coffee at Dunkin’ is a part of the morning routine. This Wednesday, getting the free COVID-19 vaccine could be just as easy as getting your morning caffeine fix. Select Dunkin’ locations across the state have partnered with the Rhode Island Department of Health to offer pop-up vaccination clinics on-site.
“My team has promised that we’d continue to bring vaccines directly to where people are,” says Governor Dan McKee in a press release. And what better place than the ever-popular coffee and doughnuts chain? This vaccination initiative also falls on Iced Coffee Day, Dunkin’s popular yearly fundraiser for Hasbro Children’s Hospital. One dollar from every iced coffee and cold brew sale from any Dunkin’ location in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts, goes to support the talented health care workers at Hasbro.
After an arduous year battling the Covid-19 virus, health care workers deserve our appreciation and support more than ever. “We are honored to play our small part to support [Hasbro Children’s Hospital] every year, and we hope our guests from across the region buy an iced coffee or cold brew on May 26, and help make this year’s Iced Coffee Day another fun and successful day,” says Rob Batista, a local Dunkin’ franchise owner.
In the last ten years, Dunkin’ has donated over two million dollars to the hospital. Pairing this yearly fundraiser with the #Vaccinate401 campaign brings Batista even more joy: “We are thrilled to play our part in the collective effort to get shots in arms and bring some semblance of ‘normalcy’ back into our lives,” he says. Free vaccines will be offered both by appointment and for walk-ups while supplies last. Locations offering the free Covid-19 vaccine are: 240 Social St. in Woonsocket from 8 to 10 a.m., 337 Armistice Blvd. in Pawtucket from 9-11 a.m., 1592 Mineral Spring Ave. in North Providence from 10 a.m. to noon, 970 Main St. in West Warwick from noon-2 p.m. and 1241 Ten Rod Rd. in North Kingstown from 1-3 p.m. Click the hyperlinks to make an appointment.