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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
2019-2020 Flu Season

*Includes licensed and unlicensed non-employees


  • During the 2019-20 flu season, 88.0% of healthcare workers at reporting facilities were vaccinated, compared to 87.4% during the 2018-19 flu season.
  • Four facility types (Physician Ambulator Surgical Centers, Kidney Disease Treatment Centers, Hospitals, and Freestanding Ambulatory Surgical Centers) met the 92% vaccination goal.
  • Four facility types (Freestanding Emergency Care Facilities, Home Care Providers, Home Nursing Care Providers, and Hospice Providers) reported refusal rates of over 10%.
  • 41.3% of all facilities were enrolled in the Rhode Island State-Supplied Vaccine (SSV) program.

Source: Office of Immunization, Rhode Island Department of Health

*Includes licensed and unlicensed non-employees

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