COVID-19 Vaccination Data Released
Rochester Public Schools

RPS released COVID-19 vaccination data for students and staff that was obtained by anonymous data through the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC).

 

Today, Rochester Public Schools (RPS) released COVID-19 vaccination data for students and staff by building, program, and department level. RPS obtained this deidentified, anonymous data through the Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC). This information allows RPS to better understand the immune status of staff and students, as well as risk for transmission in the RPS communities.

According to the CDC, vaccine is the best tool to stop transmission and keep our students learning in school. “Making decisions based on actual, or as close to actual, data rather than perceived data is critical to our strategies going forward,” said interim superintendent Dr. Kent Pekel. Pekel also added that vaccination is an individual decision. “Being vaccinated is a big decision a student, parent, or individual must make. But it is a shared responsibility between the individuals and schools because we know the best path out of this pandemic is vaccination.” According to the MIIC data, 88% of Rochester Public Schools staff, as of September 19, 2021, are fully vaccinated.

RPS will utilize this data when making decisions about important issues such as vaccination requirements for staff and quarantine. The district is continuing their current mitigation strategy with a layered approach which includes masking, social distancing, contact tracing, and quarantining close contacts from indoor classroom settings whom are unvaccinated. Additionally, RPS will continue to work with local partners to offer additional vaccination clinics to students, their families, and staff at their schools.

DATA SUMMARY

RPS Students 12 Years of Age and Older

  • Records matching results*: 96%

RPS Staff

  • Records matching results*: 63%
  • Overall staff vaccination rates for Rochester Public Schools:
    • 1 dose: 90%
    • 2 doses: 88% 

Olmsted County overall vaccination rates

  • 1 dose: 84.4%
  • 2 doses: 80.8%

*As defined by MIIC, “matching results” file shows the COVID-19 vaccination information for the uploaded student/staff list file and whether there was a match to an associated MIIC record after processing. At no time has the district had access to any identifiable staff vaccination records. The file received from MIIC is anonymous, deidentified data.

RPS STUDENT DATA BY SCHOOL

Site

% 1 dose

% Fully Vaccinated

Friedell

84.92

79.67

Kellogg

69.18

64.45

John Adams

64.07

58.22

Lincoln

85.44 81.55

Willow Creek

59.91

54.88

Century

77.73

74.46

Mayo

75.42

71.66

John Marshall

73.94

70.01

RALC

39.35

32.61

TOTAL

 

65.27

RPS STAFF DATA BY SCHOOL/PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT

(Percent Range of Staff Fully Vaccinated)

Vaccine percentages for staff and students at RPS