Data Sources

Immunization School Health Reports


To monitor effectiveness of the Childhood Immunization Program's mission to protect all Rhode Island children from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Key Information

All students are required to provide documentation that they are up-to-date on certain vaccines for school entry to Kindergarten, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 12th grade. Data include the number of students assessed, fully immunized, without an immunization record, and with an exemption certificate on file.

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How data are collected

Each year, school nurses are required to complete and submit their students' immunization status data through a web-based immunization survey. Students' immunization status is assessed as of early December.

Key Findings, 2020-2021 school year

Note: Immunization data appears in the city/town where the school is located. Blank indicates no schools reporting in the city/town or data not displayed due to small number policy.

  • 95% of kindergarten students received all required vaccines as of December 6, 2020 (5+DTaP, 4+Polio, 2+MMR, 3+HepB, and 2+Varicella).

  • 71.3% of seventh grade students received all required vaccines as of December 6, 2020 (3+HepB, 1+MCV4, 2+MMR, 4+Polio, 1+Tdap, 2+Varicella, and 1+HPV).

  • 69.1% of eighth grade students received 2+ doses of HPV vaccine as of December 6, 2020.

  • 79.4% of ninth grade students completed HPV vaccine series (2 or 3 doses) as of December 6, 2020.

  • 78.9% of twelfth grade students received one dose of MCV4 vaccine on or after their 16th birthday as of December 6, 2020.