As part of a 2021 legislative mandate, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is funding a survey to collect feedback from physicians and health care professionals regarding access to COVID-19 vaccines.
The COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Confidence (COVHAC) Survey: A Rapid Community Assessment in Texas, is open until Nov. 15. It is being conducted by The University of Texas (UT) at Tyler Health Science Center in collaboration with the UTHealth Science Center at Houston.
Researchers say the information captured in the questionnaire “will be used in a report to the Texas Legislature as mandated by Rider 33, in addition to informing future programming and policy with the overall goal of increasing trust of and access to the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas.”
Physicians interested in taking the roughly 10-minute, anonymous survey can do so online.
Any questions related to the survey may be directed to the UT research team.
More information about the legislative directive can be found on page 146 of a May 2021 report, which states DSHS must report back to the legislature by Dec. 31 on “any disparities in the distribution of or access to COVID-19 immunizations and vaccine hesitancy rates in this state” and “recommendations for making the distribution of and access to COVID-19 immunizations more equitable in this state.”
Last Updated On
November 01, 2022
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October 14, 2022
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