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COVID-19 Vaccine Survey Is Launched In Southwest Missouri


A survey is underway in southwest Missouri to determine how people feel about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.  The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is conducting the survey in the 18 counties that comprise Missouri’s Region D.  Those include Barry, Barton, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Vernon and Webster Counties.

According to the health department, the survey measures how likely someone is to receive a vaccine, general attitudes about COVID-19 and where people commonly go for information about their health—including vaccines.  You can take the survey at

The health department, in a news release, said mass COVID-19 vaccination sites are being established by the Missouri National Guard and Department of Health and Senior Services in each of the nine Missouri State Highway Patrol regions.  More information will be available later.

Learn more about the survey and the planned vaccination sites here

High-risk individuals who are currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine should contact their healthcare provider.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.