Child Care Centers Immunization Reports


To assess immunization coverage rates for children and workers at DHS-licensed center-based child care facilities in accordance with state regulations.

Key Information

All parents/guardians of children attending a center-based 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 immunization status data for employees and for  children ages 19-59 months. Not all child care centers responded to the survey, so results may not reflect the entire city/town.

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Key Findings, 2023

  • RIDOH received data from 271 (85%) of the 319 childcare providers licensed to provide care to children 19-59 months old (a year and a half to 5 years).
  • Childcare providers reported on over 4000 employees and over 12,000 children, though status was not known for some staff or children.
  • 11.0% of children in childcare were not up to date on all required vaccines.
  • 3.1% of children in childcare had religious exemptions. By town, the rate of religious exemptions ranged from 0% to 21.5%.