COVID-19 Vaccine - Community Interest Survey
Residents in south-central Kansas, including Sedgwick County, are asked to complete an anonymous survey to estimate how many people will get a COVID-19 vaccine. Take the five to ten-minute online survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCKCOVID19
Survey responses will help the Sedgwick County Health Department plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution and information.
The Health Department partnered with KU School of Medicine – Wichita to create the survey. Regional and county-specific results will be analyzed by the KU School of Medicine – Wichita.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Elizabeth Ablah, Ph.D., MPH at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the rights of research participants, you may contact the KUMC Institutional Review Board (IRB) at 913-588-1240.
Visit this page for any additional vaccine information as it becomes available.
Sedgwick County's COVID-19 Vaccine Planning
- The goal of planning is to develop strategies to ensure every resident can receive a safe and effective vaccine.
- Vaccines will decrease illness, hospitalizations, and deaths from COVID-19.
- Updates from KDHE and CDC are helping us create plans to manage various vaccine scenarios.
- Both local and state partners are assisting Sedgwick County coordinate plans to vaccinate residents.
- In the early phase of vaccine distribution, there will be limited vaccine supply so planning efforts will be directed at identifying and vaccinating those who are critical to the pandemic response, those with increased risk of getting or spreading the disease, and those at highest risk for serious illness.
- Critical pandemic response starts with our healthcare workers on the front line of COVID-19 and first responders and essential workers.
- Those at increased risk include people working or living in high-risk settings like long-term care facilities.
- Serious illness includes those with underlying diseases like cancer, heart or lung disease, and other factors defined by the CDC.
- A vaccine will be one more tool that our community can use against COVID-19
- Our current tools (wearing a mask, washing hands, and social distancing) will not go away even if when a vaccine is first rolled out.
Vaccine Clinical Research Studies
If you have any questions about the vaccine and any potential health ramifications, you are urged to consult with your primary care physician.