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K-State Today Student Edition

July 7, 2021

Seeking students to complete COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy survey

Submitted by Emily Gilbert-Esparza

Vaccine hesitancy is a growing public health concern in the United States, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies have shown young adults are less likely to get vaccinated for various reasons. Understanding this vaccine hesitancy is imperative to mitigating it.

This semester, Emily Gilbert-Esparza is working with Riley County Health Department and Lafene Health Center to investigate this topic, as part of her Master of Public Health project.

The primary focus of the project is to help provide more opportunities for Riley County residents to get tested and vaccinated for COVID-19 at no charge, as well as to investigate vaccine hesitancy in college-age individuals. Gilbert-Esparza hopes to create educational outreach materials about vaccines that can be distributed to our community.

We are asking as many students as possible to respond to this survey. Please take the survey yourself and share the link with your fellow students. The survey link will remain open through July 10.

This study has been reviewed by the Institutional Review Board and received approval No. 10719.

Thank you in advance for your participation.