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Around 2,400 people took CBJ’s vaccine survey. Here’s how they responded.

April 28, 2021 – News

The City and Borough of Juneau conducted a community-wide survey in order to gauge attitudes toward getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The survey yielded 2,444 responses between March 23 and April 11. It asked respondents to answer whether they had received the COVID-19 vaccine; whether or not unvaccinated respondents wanted to receive a COVID-19 vaccine; the reasons for not getting, delaying, and accessibility to get a COVID-19 vaccine; and a few demographic questions. Overall, results from the survey are in line with data that is being collected all over the country. Read the full report on the survey results here.

COVID-19 vaccinations are an important tool in ending the pandemic, as well as the safest way to protect the community from getting COVID-19. CBJ crafted this survey to find out which concerns and questions about vaccination were important within the community.

Of the respondents who had not received a COVID-19 vaccine, a significant majority either did not want to or were unsure about getting the vaccine. The biggest reasons were:

  • concerns about the safety of the vaccine;
  • concerns about the side effects of the vaccine; and
  • belief that the risks outweigh the benefits of the vaccine.

The majority of respondents who do not want to get the vaccine said nothing would change their mind. In the respondents who were unsure about getting the vaccine, the majority wanted to know if it was safe, and wanted more time to have data collected. When asked about what kind of accessibility issues were preventing them from receiving the vaccine, nearly all respondents had no barriers.

Read the full report on the survey results here.

CBJ appreciates everyone who took the time and effort to complete the survey – thank you. Survey results are another tool CBJ and the Emergency Operations Center can use as it continues to communicate about the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information, contact Deputy City Manager Mila Cosgrove at 586-5240.

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