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 has declined since 2018.
  • Black, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and multiracial 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