PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – Rhode Island is partially vaccinated, about half the population. But rates of vaccination still vary from neighborhood to region.
The goal analysis of 12 state-wide vaccination rates, broken down by zip codes with at least 5,000 residents, ranged from a low of 31% in Providence (02907) to a high of 62% in East Greene. G (02818) As of April 25, the total rate is approximately 50%.
Vaccination rates are likely to be high in many suburban communities and lower in most rural and urban areas. And while Rhode Island has applied most of the vaccines and resources to designated “high-density communities”, those districts still report 14 of the 16 lowest vaccination rates among the code. All post office with at least 5,000 residents
Providence (02906), which covers the eastern capital, is the only high-density community in the state with more than 50% of the population being vaccinated.
For a zip code with less than 5,000 residents, New Shoreham, better known as Block Island, is the state leader with at least 92% of the population receiving partially vaccinated, ZIP Code 02841, representing Naval Station. Newport had the lowest rates, although public health officials said it was due to data collection issues.
“The quantity received is federal government and will not be rolled into our Rhode Island numbers,” RI Health Ministry spokesman Joseph Wendelken said on Friday.
Eli Sherman (email@example.com) is WPRI 12’s investigative reporter Target 12, contacted him on Twitter. and On facebook