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Vaccination Coverage Rates

Purpose

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 2018-2019 influenza season, Rhode Island had the 2nd highest coverage rate for influenza vaccination among children 6 months through 17 years of age (78.0%), and the highest coverage rate among adults 18 years and older (56.3%) in the nation.

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

  • In Rhode Island, vaccination coverage by age 24 months among children born in 2015 and 2016 was higher than 90% for 3+ Polio vaccine (96.8%), 1+ MMR vaccine (94.9%), 3+ HepB vaccine (96.6%), 1+ Varicella vaccine (94.2%) and 4+ PCV (91.3%).
  • Coverage with 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 in Rhode Island was 70.7%.

Source: CDC, National Immunization Survey - Children (NIS-Children). Immunization Abbrevations
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.

  • According to the 2018 National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen), Rhode Island had the highest vaccination coverage rate for 1+ dose of Meningococcal vaccine (98.7%) and the 2nd highest coverage rate for 1+ dose of Tdap vaccine (96.3%) for adolescents 13-17 years of age in the nation.
  • In 2018, Rhode Island had the highest vaccination coverage rates for the completion of HPV vaccine series (2 or 3 doses) for both male and female adolescents 13-17 years of age (78.1%) in the nation.

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