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Posted on: October 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Residents can share thoughts about willingness to take an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine

LAWRENCE – Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and Unified Command partners are asking Douglas County residents to complete a short survey with the goal of understanding the willingness of adults in the community to receive an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine once it’s available and perceptions surrounding this issue. The survey is available starting Wednesday, Oct. 21, and will close after two weeks on Nov. 4.

The online survey is available at LDCHealth.org/coronavirus and douglascountyks.org/coronavirus. and paper copies of the survey can be obtained at sites throughout the community.

“As development for a federally approved COVID-19 vaccine is ongoing and information is changing rapidly, we want to hear from everyone in our community about what would influence their decisions on whether to take the vaccine once it’s available,” said Alex Kimball Williams, Health Equity Planner with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health. “These voices and responses will help us as we plan for the best way to distribute the future vaccine and make it accessible to everyone in our community once it becomes available.”

 Here are the links to the surveys:

This short survey seeks to measure the willingness and hesitance of community members to be vaccinated, decision-making factors, and preferences around vaccine resources and vaccination sites in the community. Paper copies of the survey are available at:

  • Lawrence Public Library: 707 Vermont St., Lawrence.
  • Lawrence Workforce Center: 2920 Haskell Ave. #2, Lawrence.
  • Peaslee Technical Center: 2920 Haskell Ave., Suite 100, Lawrence.
  • City Hall: 6 East Sixth St., Lawrence (information window on the first floor).

Anyone in need of a paper copy, can also request one from Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health by calling the Coronavirus Hotline at 785-856-4343 or sending an email info@ldchealth.org.

The information is confidential and will only be used by Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and Unified Command partners for planning purposes on distribution of the vaccine once an approved vaccine becomes available.

The Unified Command structure guiding Douglas County’s COVID-19 pandemic response includes Douglas County Government, City of Lawrence, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, LMH Health, University of Kansas, Lawrence Public Schools, The Chamber of Lawrence and Douglas County Emergency Management.

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