Clinical Care Prevention & Treatment

Adults without age appropriate vaccinations

Percent of adults age 18 and older who did not receive a flu shot in the past year and a pneumonia vaccine ever if age 65 and older

About this data measure

  • Adults need immunizations to prevent them from getting and spreading diseases like the flu and pneumonia. All adults should get a flu vaccine each year and those 65 years or older should get a pneumonia vaccine. (Source: CDC)
  • The percent of Rhode Island adults without all age-appropriate vaccines decreased between 2018 and 2019, mirroring national trends. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic may change this trend in the short-term.
  • Black and American- Indian or Alaskan Native Rhode Islanders are less likely to have all age-appropriate vaccines than other groups, highlighting the need for targeted efforts to increase vaccination rates among racial/ethnic minority older adults.

Measure Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Adults without age appropriate vaccinations over time

Adults without age appropriate vaccinations demographic breakout