PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – Rhode Island has at least partially vaccinated about half of its population, but vaccination rates still vary widely across neighborhoods.
Objective 12 analysis of vaccination levels in the country, distributed by zip codes with at least 5,000 inhabitants, ranges from the lowest from 31% in Providence (02907) to the high 62% in East Greenwich (02818) as of April 25 . the percentage was about 50%.
Vaccination rates are usually high in many suburban communities and lower in some rural and most urban areas. And while Rhode Island has deployed most of the vaccines and resources in their designated “high-density communities,”
Providence (02906), which covers the east side of the capital, was the only high-density community in the state with more than 50% of its population vaccinated.
For zip codes with less than 5,000 residents, New Shoreham – better known as Block Island – runs the state with 92% of its population at least partially vaccinated. Zip code 02841, representing the Newport Naval Station, has the lowest percentage, although the state health official said it was due to a problem with data collection.
“These administered doses are considered federal and are not included in our Rhode Island issues,” RI Department of Health spokesman Joseph Wendelken said Friday.
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