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Flu Vaccination Rates of Healthcare Workers

Purpose

To prevent the spread of flu in Rhode Island by monitoring flu vacccination rates among facilities regulated by the Department of Health.

Key Information

Healthcare facilities regulated by the Department of Health are required to report each year on the flu vaccination status of their healthcare workers. Reporting takes place between April 1 and May 15 via a web-based form.

Rhode Island Numbers

Healthcare Worker Flu Vaccination Rates and Facility Reporting Rates
2020-2021 Flu Season

*Includes licensed and unlicensed non-employees



Employee vaccination, refusal, and unknown status by sector (2020-21 season)

May not = 100% from rounding and small number of medical contraindications.


Employee vs. nonemployee vaccination rates, by sector (2020-21 season)

*Includes licensed and unlicensed non-employees. Freestanding Emer. Care Fac. Non-employees not available.


  • 319 facilities submitted data for the 2020-21 flu season, compared to 305 the previous year. The number of Assisted Living Residences reporting rose from 14 to 55.
  • The number of employees and non-employees (licensed and unlicensed) reported by facilities fell by 3500 and 4100 respectively.
  • The percent of employees vaccinated for the flu fell from 86% in the 2019-20 season to 74% in the 2020-21 season. The percent fell in all but one sector and in 119 facilities (48% of facilities reporting).
  • Only 72 facilities (22.6% of reporting facilities) met the state goal of having 92% of employees vaccinated.

Source: Office of Immunization, Rhode Island Department of Health

*Includes licensed and unlicensed non-employees

Select Facility Type and Employment Type

Facility Type

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Adult Day Care Program
Ambulatory Surgery Center
Assisted Living Residence
Freestanding Amb. Surg. Center
Freestanding Emer. Care Fac.
Home Care Provider
Home Nursing Care Provider
Hospice Provider
Hospital
Kidney Disease Treat. Center
Nursing Facility
Organized Amb. Care Facility

Employment Type

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Licensed Independent Practitioner Tool tip
Student, Trainee, and Volunteer Tool tip
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