Monday, September 11, 2023
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Rhode Island is among the nation’s leaders in vaccinations.
The state ranks second, behind Massachusetts.
According to the WHO, vaccines prevent 4 million to 5 million deaths a year worldwide.
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Rhode Island ranks first in the latest HPV vaccination rates for teens ages 13-17.
Rhode Island also ranks first in adult flu vaccination rates.
To find out which states are vaccinating the most, go to wallet hub analyzed 50 states and the District of Columbia across 16 key metrics, from the percentage of children vaccinated to the percentage of people without health insurance to flu vaccination rates among adults.
Rhode Island Immunizations (1=best; 25=average):
3rd place – Influenza vaccination rates for children aged 6 months to 17 years
#1 – Percentage of youth ages 13-17 who have received the latest HPV vaccination
12th – Percentage of ACWY vaccinations among teenagers and men ages 13-17
1st – Adult influenza vaccination rate
22nd – Percentage of adults vaccinated against tetanus
22nd – Percentage of adults 60 and older who have received the shingles vaccine
6th – Percentage of children aged 19-35 months living in poverty who received the 7-dose vaccine.
5th – Percentage of private non-institutionalized population without health insurance
20th – Percentage of children under 6 participating in immunization information systems
- 36% of coronavirus infections in Rhode Island are in vaccinated people
- McKee rescinds Oct. 1 deadline for vaccinations for RI health care workers, draws criticism
- McKee outlines coronavirus vaccination plan for children ages 5-11 after approval is announced
- Involving more religious leaders as vaccine persuaders – Horowitz
- 42% of COVID-19 cases in RI have been vaccinated – 10 deaths reported in past 3 days
- Proof of vaccination for fundraisers? Some RI candidates are asking for it, but one declines to comment
- 15 vaccinated Rhode Islanders die from coronavirus, 20 more die from virus infection
- RI performance venues announce new audience requirements, including proof of vaccination
- Can I ask my employees about their COVID-19 vaccination status?
- RI home health providers see ‘mass discharges’ of patients due to vaccination mandate by October 1st
- Dozens of MPs urge McKee to lift vaccination requirement for healthcare workers
- RI begins vaccinations for 5-11 year olds
- ‘Vaccination is the way to end mask-wearing in schools’ – RI’s top doctor says
- Providence City Employees Will Be Suspended If They Don’t Follow Vaccination Policy By March
- Foulkes talks about education, child vaccination mandates and CVS’ role in the opioid crisis
- RIDOH’s Dr. McDonald warns unvaccinated RIERs are 55 times more likely to be hospitalized with coronavirus
- The high cost of resistance to COVID-19 vaccination – Horowitz
- U.S. monkeypox cases double in one week, federal government announces new vaccination strategy
- Elorza Council President, dispute over mandatory vaccination of public safety personnel
- Complete vaccination with coronavirus vaccine means 3 doses, according to research
- Disney requires vaccinations for children over 5 years old on cruises, but RI is not proceeding with vaccinations in schools
- Republicans slam McKee for paying for vaccinations for state employees
- One RI city gives away hundreds of used Chromebooks to vaccine recipients for free
- RI Daily Coronavirus Update Monday – Mass Events, Vaccination Boosters
- Worker COVID-19 vaccinations, TDI increases, NDAs: See bill to be introduced in the RI House Labor Committee on Wednesday.