Child Care Centers Immunization Reports
To assess immunization coverage rates for children and workers at DCYF-licensed center-based child care facilities in accordance with state regulations.
All parents/guardians of children attending a child care facility must provide documentation that their child is up-to-date on required vaccines. Child care workers must also provide documentation that they are up-to-date on required vaccines.
How data are collected
Each year, licensed child care facilities are required to submit their children's and workers' immunization status data for the previous calendar year through a web-based survey by March 31. Results are calculated based on reported data by child care centers. Not all child care centers responded to the survey, so results may not reflect the entire city/town.
Key Findings, 2018
- In 2018, 230 child care centers in Rhode Island (about 60% of required centers) reported the immunization status of their workers and children. list of reporting child care centers
- Children enrolled in child care centers: While the immunization rates for assessed children in child care centers were high for DTaP (97.4%), Polio (98.4%), MMR (98.5%), HepB (98.4%), Varicella (98.3%), Hib (97.8%), and Pneumococcal (97.0%) vaccines, the immunization rate was low for flu (88.0%) vaccine. Overall, 84.4% of all assessed children were fully immunized with all required vaccines.
- Child care center workers: While the compliance rates (vaccinated or had evidence of immunity) among assessed workers in child care centers were high for MMR (97.4%), Varicella (95.1%), and Tdap (98.0%) vaccines, the vaccination rate was low for flu vaccine (92.1%).