PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – Rhode Island has at least partially vaccinated about half of the population, but vaccination rates still vary widely in different neighborhoods.
An Objective 12 analysis of state vaccination rates broken down by zip codes with at least 5,000 inhabitants ranged from a low level of 31% in Providence (02907) to a high level of 62% in East Greenwich (02818) per capita. April 25. 50%.
Vaccination rates tended to be high in many suburbs and lower in some rural and most urban areas. And while Rhode Island has deployed a larger share of vaccines and resources to the designated “high-density communities,”
Providence (02906), which includes the capital’s East Side, was the state’s only high – density community with more than 50% of the population vaccinated.
For zip codes with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants, New Shoreham – better known as Block Island – led the state with 92% of the population at least partially vaccinated. Zip code 02841, which represents Naval Station Newport, had the lowest rate – though the state health official said it was due to the data collection problem.
“These doses are considered federal and will not be rolled into our Rhode Island numbers,” RI Department of Health spokesman Joseph Wendelken said Friday.
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