Augusta University faculty, staff encouraged to take COVID-19 vaccine survey

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Augusta University faculty and staff are asked to respond to a voluntary and anonymous survey pertaining to the COVID-19 vaccine. While we do not yet know when the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to our faculty and staff, this survey will support our planning efforts once the vaccine is available.

Specifically, we are asking for you to record whether you plan to take the COVID-19 vaccine once it is available. Your response will not commit you either way. In other words, you might indicate “yes” or “no” or some other answer, but this will not prevent you from later declining or receiving the vaccine. However, your response will be used to help determine the number of vaccines requested for our institution.

Note that the COVID-19 vaccine currently is not available to our faculty and staff with very limited exceptions for employees in Phase 1A+ (e.g., health care workers, adults 65+ and their caregivers, as well as first responders in law enforcement, fire personnel, etc.). However, our employees will be eligible once the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) transitions from Phase 1A+ to Phase 1B. Of course, vaccines will not be available immediately upon transition to Phase 1B but will depend on the timing of vaccines distributed to the state of Georgia.

Please complete this survey no later than Thursday, Feb. 25. Again, this survey is both voluntary and anonymous.

Finally, please refer to the DPH website for more information on vaccines as well as specific information on the safety, effectiveness and reliability of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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