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Vaccination Coverage Rates


To monitor and improve vaccination coverage rates for vaccine-preventable diseases.

Key Information

Influenza vaccination coverage by age group, for children 19-35 months of age, for adolescents 13-17 years of age, and for healthcare workers.

Rhode Island Numbers

  • In the 2019-20 influenza season, Rhode Island had a higher coverage rate than the U.S. average for both children (ages 6 months-17 years) and adults (ages 18 and older).

Source: The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) for adult data and The National Immunization Survey (NIS) for child data.

  • Rhode Island is at or above the national average for all types of vaccines by age 24 months among children born in 2016 and 2017.
  • Early-childhood coverage in Rhode Island was higher than 90% for 3+ Polio vaccine (95.9%), 1+ MMR vaccine (93.7%), 3+ HepB vaccine (96.1%), and 1+ Varicella vaccine (92.6%). Nearly ¾ (73.4%) of Rhode Island children born in 2016 and 2017 had received the combined 7-vaccine series (4:3:1:3:3:1:4 series: 4 DTaP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 3/4 Hib, 3 Hep B, 1 Varicella and 4 PCV) by age 24 months.

Source: CDC, National Immunization Survey - Children (NIS-Children). Immunization Abbreviations
Notes: * In 2018, the National Immunization Survey-Child (NIS-Child) methodology changed from coverage among children 19 to 35 months of age to coverage by age 24 months.

  • Vaccination coverage for Rhode Island adolescents aged 13-17 met or passed the national average for all vaccine types in 2019. In 2019, Rhode Island was close to 100% coverage for adolescents aged 13-17 on the 1+ MCV (98.2%) and 1+ Tdap (96.4%) vaccines.

Source: CDC, National Immunization Survey -Teens (NIS-Teen). Immunization Abbreviations
Notes: * UTD: Up-To-Date. HPV vaccine series completion (2 or 3 doses)