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Flu Vaccination Rates of Healthcare Workers


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
2018-2019 Flu Season

  • The Department of Health's goal is to increase the healthcare worker flu vaccination rate to 92% by the 2020-21 season.
  • During the 2018-19 flu season, 87.4% of healthcare workers at facilities that reported were vaccinated.
  • Ninety percent (90%) of the 303 facilities required to report data reported.
  • Four facility types met the 92% vaccination goal: Assisted Living Residence (96.2%), Hospitals (92.7%), Kidney Disease Treatment Centers (97.1%), and Physician Ambulatory Surgery Centers (95.1%).

Source: Office of Immunization, Rhode Island Department of Health

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Facility Type

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Assisted Living Residence
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Home Nursing Care Provider
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Nursing Facility
Organized Amb. Care Facility
Physician Ambulatory Surgery Center

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