Vaccination Coverage Rates

Rhode Island Numbers

  • During the 2014-2015 school year, 94 schools with 8,875 students participated in the VBYG program. A total number of 10,766 vaccine doses were administered through this program.
  • Rhode Island achieved the highest coverage rate in the nation for the influenza vaccination among children 6 months through 17 years of age with a 78.6% in the 2014-2015 influenza season, up from 74.5% in the 2013-2014 season.
  • In 2014, Rhode Island met the Healthy People 2020 target coverage rate of 90% for 3 Polio vaccine (97.5%), 1 MMR vaccine (94.6%), 3 Hep B vaccine (95.8%) and 1 Varicella vaccine (93.9%) among children 19-35 months of age. However, 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 2014 (75.6%).
  • Among adolescents 13- 17 years of age, Rhode Island had the highest coverage rate in the nation for the 3 doses of HPV vaccine for males (42.9%) and the third highest coverage rate for the 3 doses of HPV vaccine for females (53.7%) in 2014.