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Vaccination Coverage Rates

Rhode Island Numbers

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

  • In the 2016-2017 influenza season, Rhode Island achieved the highest coverage rate in the nation for influenza vaccination among children (6 months - 17 years) and the second-highest coverage rate among adults (18 years and over). Overall, Rhode Island had the highest coverage rate for all persons (6 months and over).
  • The national Healthy People 2020 target for influenza vaccination coverage is 70% for all persons aged 6 months and over.
  • Rhode Island met the national Healthy People 2020 target coverage rate for children (6 months - 17 years) and older adults (65 years and over), but did not meet the target for adults aged 18-64 years.

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

  • In 2016, Rhode Island met the national Healthy People 2020 target coverage rate of 90% for 3 Polio vaccine, 1 MMR vaccine, 3 Hep B vaccine, and 1 Varicella vaccine among children 19-35 months of age.
  • Rhode Island did not meet the Healthy People 2020 target coverage rate of 80% for the 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) in 2016 (75.5%).

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

  • Among adolescents 13-17 years of age, Rhode Island had the highest coverage rates in the nation for completion of the HPV vaccine series (2 or 3 doses) among both females and males in 2016.
  • Rhode Island also had the highest coverage rate for 1+ Meningococcal Conjugate vaccine (1+MCV) in the nation.