Guilford County Vaccine Perspectives

Posted on October 01, 2021

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Greensboro, NC – The Guilford County Department of Public Health in partnership with the UNC Greensboro Center for Housing and Community Studies have jointly launched am online public survey to help obtain information from residents throughout Guilford County on their perspectives on receiving the COVID19 Vaccine.

The survey seeks responses from people who have been vaccinated, are planning to get vaccinated, as well as those who are not planning to get vaccinated. All perspectives are welcomed and valued.

The survey was developed by UNCG Center for Housing and Community Studies in collaboration with the Department of Public Health. Dr. Stephen Sills, the lead researcher, explains, “this study provides data and analysis that will be useful in better understanding the community’s perspectives towards getting vaccinated and develop ways to provide information and outreach to all residents. If you live in the county, please take this survey and help us in our efforts.”

The public is encouraged to complete the public survey here.

Dr. Iulia Vann, Public Health Director, Guilford County Division of Public Health, says: “This partnership with the UNCG Center for Housing and Community Studies is a critical piece of the vaccination effort here in Guilford County. With this survey, we will have the opportunity to gather insight on what additional steps we can take to encourage residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Our ultimate goal is to decrease community spread, reduce hospitalizations, and lower the positivity rate. I am excited to learn more about perspectives surrounding vaccination in Guilford County and use them to inform and advance our work at the Division of Public Health.”

The public survey will be open for the next month and any resident in Guilford County can take the survey. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and is completely confidential. After completing the survey, participants may register to be included in a sweepstakes drawing for one of ten $100 gift cards.

Community groups, nonprofits, places of worship, businesses, and others are encouraged to share the survey to help ensure a diverse and high response rate.

A final report is expected to be presented to the Department of Public Health in November.

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