Vaccination Coverage Rates

Rhode Island Numbers

Source: The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for adult data and The National Immunization Survey (NIS) for child data.

  • Rhode Island achieved the highest coverage rate in the nation for influenza vaccination among children 6 months through 17 years of age in the 2015-2016 influenza season, and the second-highest coverage rate among adults 18 years and over.
  • The national Healthy People 2020 target for influenza vaccination coverage is 70% for all persons aged 6 months and over.
  • Rhode Island met the national Healthy People 2020 target coverage for children but did not meet the target for adults.

Source: CDC, National Immunization Survey - Children (NIS-Children). Immunization Abbrevations

  • In 2015, Rhode Island met the national Healthy People 2020 target coverage rate of 90% for 4 DTaP vaccine, 3 Polio vaccine, 1 MMR vaccine, 3 Hep B vaccine, 1 Varicella vaccine, and 4 PCV among children 19-35 months of age.
  • Rhode Island did not meet the Healthy People 2020 target coverage rate of 80% for the 4:3:1:3:3:1:4 series (4 DTaP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 3/4 Hib, 3 Hep B, 1 Varicella and 4 PCV) in 2015 (77.2%).

Source: CDC, National Immunization Survey -Teens (NIS-Teen). Immunization Abbrevations

  • Among adolescents 13-17 years of age, Rhode Island had the highest coverage rate in the nation for 3 doses of HPV vaccine for females and 3 doses of HPV vaccine for males in 2015.
  • Rhode Island also had the highest coverage rates for 1 Tdap vaccine and for 1 Meningococcal Conjugate vaccine in the nation.

Source: Office of Immunization, Rhode Island Department of Health

  • One of the Rhode Island Population Health Goals is to increase the percentage of healthcare workers who are vaccinated annually against seasonal influenza to 92% by 2020.
  • In the 2015-16 flu season, only three facility types met the Rhode Island Population Health goal: freestanding ambulatory surgical centers, physician ambulatory surgery centers, and hospitals.