RIDOH does not directly provide copies of immunization records to members of the public. Immunization records can only be released to healthcare providers, childcare facilities, schools, colleges, or employee health offices.
RIDOH started collecting immunization information on children in 1997 using KIDSNET. The immunization registry was expanded in 2020 to include adult immunization information using the Rhode Island Child and Adult Immunization Registry, or RICAIR.
Rhode Island primary care providers have access to KIDSNET/RICAIR and can provide you with a copy of your immunization record.
Rhode Island school nurse teachers also have access to KIDSNET/RICAIR to check if students have met school vaccination requirements.
Please contact RIDOH.RICAIR@health.ri.gov for assistance sending records to out-of-state healthcare providers or school/college health services.
RICAIR has very limited immunization information from the years prior to 1997. It is unlikely that RIDOH has a childhood immunization record for people born before 1997.
The best source for vaccination records is your primary care provider. However, they may not have records from your childhood.
Primary care providers have access to RICAIR and may have additional information from other sources. Many primary care providers have patient portals where you can access your immunization record.
Since the Fall of 2020, pharmacies and some providers began sending information about vaccines recently administered to adults in Rhode Island to RICAIR. Rhode Island primary care providers have access to KIDSNET/RICAIR and can provide you with a copy of your vaccination record.
The Rhode Island Medical Society may have information about where records from a deceased or retired physician are stored. Gorwood Medical Systems and Iron Mountain are the most common record storage locations.