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