Flu Vaccination Rates of Healthcare Workers
To prevent the spread of flu in Rhode Island by monitoring flu vacccination rates among facilities regulated by the Department of Health.
Healthcare facilities regulated by the Department of Health are required to report each year on the flu vaccination status of their healthcare workers. Reporting takes place between April 1 and May 15 via a web-based form.
Rhode Island Numbers
Healthcare Worker Flu Vaccination Rates and Facility Reporting Rates
2017-2018 Flu Season
- The Department of Health's goal is to increase the healthcare worker flu vaccination rate to 92% by the 2020-21 season.
- During the 2017-18 flu season, 86% of healthcare workers at facilities that reported were vaccinated.
- Ninety three percent (93%) of the 302 facilities required to report data reported (282 facilities). Twenty facilities did not report.
- Four facility types met the 92% vaccination goal: Kidney Disease Treatment Centers (96.0%), Physician Ambulatory Surgery Centers (94.4%), Freestanding Ambulator Surgery Centers (92.1%), and Hospitals (92.0%).
Source: Office of Immunization, Rhode Island Department of Health