Vaccinate Before You Graduate

Rhode Island 2020-2021 Annual Report

Office of Immunization, August 2021

Get Back on Track with Routine Vaccines with Vaccinate Before You Graduate

These are challenging times, but we have the resources to help keep your students healthy.  On-time vaccination is essential because it helps provide immunity before students are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused families and individuals to miss their routine checkups and vaccinations. With children going back to school and adults going back to the workplace, it is more important than ever for everyone to get back on track with routine vaccination.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching disruption of routine immunization including our Vaccinate Before You Graduate (VBYG) clinics. Timely vaccination is key to maintaining population immunity against vaccine-preventable diseases, ensuring our students are fully protected from other dangerous diseases by making sure they are up to date on their routine vaccines.

Summary of the 2020-2021 VBYG Participation

VBYG clinics were severely impacted by the pandemic:

  • 47 schools participated in the VBYG program, down from 95 schools in the 2019-2020 school year.
  • 451 students received one or more vaccines through the program, compared to 1,825 students in the 2019-2020 school year.
  • 1,055 vaccine doses were administered, compared to 3,776 doses in the 2019-2020 school year.

Doses Administered by Vaccine Type

Vaccine

Number of Doses
Administered 2020-2021

Number of Doses Administered 2019-2020

Hepatitis A (HepA)

119

324

Hepatitis B (HepB)

40

212

Human Papillomavirus (HPV9)

286

867

Influenza (Flu), catch-up only*

33

484

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

22

86

Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4)

222

630

Meningococcal Serotype B (MenB)

158

574

Polio (IPV)

41

132

Tetanus, Diphtheria (Td)

24

104

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)

73

172

Varicella (Chickenpox)

37

191

Total

1,055

3,776

* Influenza (Flu) includes only catch-up vaccination. See the report on school-located influenza vaccination at the VBYG Program page.

Number of Students Participating and Number of Doses Administered, 2020-2021

(For individual school reports, click on the school's name)

School

# Students Vaccinated

# Doses Administered

360 High School 7 17
Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy 7 13
Bishop Hendricken High School 1 2
Charles E. Shea High School 17 70
Classical High School 15 20
Coventry High School 1 1
Cranston High School East 2 7
Cumberland High School 13 26
Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School 21 55
E-Cubed Academy 16 44
East Providence High School 9 17
Esek Hopkins Middle School 2 5
Frank E. Thompson Middle School 5 11
Gilbert Stuart Middle School 36 85
Harmony Hill School 15 21
Hope High School 28 70
Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts 3 9
Johnston Senior High School 7 16
Joseph Jenks Middle School 10 31
Joseph L. McCourt Middle School 1 2
Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex 15 39
Lincoln Senior High School 2 5
Lyman B. Goff Middle School 29 74
Mount St. Charles Academy 6 15
Mt. Hope High School 3 3
Nathanael Greene Middle School 7 9
Newcomer Academy at Jorge Alvarez 42 146
North Cumberland Middle School 1 2
North Providence High School 1 4
North Smithfield Elementary School 2 4
Ponaganset Middle School 2 5
Portsmouth Abbey School 24 42
Portsmouth Middle School 1 1
Providence Career and Technical Academy 17 22
Rhode Island School for the Deaf 2 4
Rogers High School 3 10
Samuel Slater Middle School 21 44
School One 1 2
Smithfield Senior High School 2 4
St. Andrew's School 6 10
The Prout School 9 13
The Providence Center School 5 5
Toll Gate High School 3 5
West Broadway Middle School 15 26
Westerly Middle School 9 20
William E Tolman Senior High School 4 12
Wm. M. Davies Jr. Career-Technical High School 3 7

Total

451

1055