The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Administration for Community Living (ACL) have provided funding to help increase COVID-19 vaccinations among older adults across the county and our state.  In our region, Centralina Area Agency on Aging is the recipient of these funds.  
 
We are seeking input from community stakeholders to provide project guidance on community needs, understanding existing programs and identifying potential partners for project assistance.  We understand that many of you have been working extremely hard to increase vaccination rates in your communities and we want to learn from your experience. Our project aims to help support your efforts and we appreciate your time sharing valuable insights.

Estimate time for survey - 9 minutes.  Thank you for your time.

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* 1. How would you best describe yourself?

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* 2. For adults who find it hard to get out of their home, are you aware of the following services being provided in your community? (Please check all that apply)

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* 3. Please describe the most memorable or impactful local effort in your community to get older adults vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine that you think our project team should know about. (Feel free to share any relevant online links)

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* 4. What are some of the challenges you see for older adults getting the COVID-19 vaccine in your community? (Please check all that apply)

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* 5. In your experience, please describe any difficulties in reaching populations of older adults in your community related to COVID-19 vaccine efforts?

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* 6. Based on your experience, how successful do you think the following activities could be/are in reaching older adults about vaccine efforts?

  I don't know Not very Successful Somewhat Successful Successful Very Successful
Newspaper ads
Information at Senior Centers, nutritional sites
Information at faith-based organizations (church bulletin)
Billboards
Radio ads
Reaching out at home (door knocking)
Social media, including Tik Tok
Local TV channels
Online advertising

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* 7. What COVID-19 vaccine message/information do you think would be helpful in reaching older adults in your community? 

  Helpful Somewhat Helpful Not Helpful I don't Know
Locations/times of where can get a vaccine
COVID-19 vaccine information from federal/state government
Messages about the vaccine from a local community member
Information to increase vaccine confidence (build trust in vaccine and vaccine providers)
Transportation options/assistance getting to vaccine locations
Incentives (ex. gift cards) for getting the vaccine

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* 8. If resources were not an issue, what would you do to increase vaccine confidence in older adults in your community?

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* 9. Any other thoughts on how to build partnerships in your community to help increase vaccine confidence in older adults?

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* 10. Are there any potential partners or community champions/leaders that you think would be interested in receiving this survey?  Please list both name and email.  We will only use this information for purposes of this project and will not share or sell any contact information to third parties.

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* 12. OPTIONAL: We plan to dive deeper into the results of this survey through focus groups. If you are interested in participating in a focus group, please provide your contact information below. We will only use this information for purposes of this project and will not share or sell any contact information to third parties.

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