Point Edward, ON – In an effort to better understand the health and well-being of Lambton County residents during the fourth wave of the pandemic, and to plan for continued COVID-19 response efforts including vaccinations, Lambton Public Health (LPH) is conducting two community surveys.
The first is a COVID-19 related telephone survey to randomly selected adults in Lambton County. Ipsos Public Affairs is conducting the survey on behalf of LPH, with data collection continuing until mid-October. The public’s input will help:
- Understand knowledge and behaviours around COVID-19
- Determine community impact of public health measures
- Identify community needs
“This survey will provide insight into issues that are important to our community right now,” said Siobhan Churchill, Epidemiologist at Lambton Public Health. Specifically, the survey will include questions on:
- Mental health and well-being
- Support for public health measures such as vaccine passports, masking, and lockdowns
- Impacts of COVID-19 on families
- COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
- Intent to vaccinate children under 12
- Opinions about Lambton Public Health
Only those who are randomly selected to receive a phone call may participate in the COVID-19 telephone survey, as this is the best way to provide results that represent the entire community. Answers to frequently asked questions about this survey are available at https://lambtonpublichealth.ca/covid-19-survey/.
In addition to the telephone survey, Lambton Public Health is conducting an online survey of parents in order to plan COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children and families. The survey opens today (October 4) and will close on October 18. All residents who are parents or guardians of a child aged 5 to 11 are encouraged to participate in the online survey.
The brief survey will include questions on:
- How likely parents are to vaccinate their children, when they become eligible
- Concerns parents may have about the COVID-19 vaccine
- What setting parents would prefer their child to receive the vaccine (such as a family-friendly community clinic, a clinic day at their child’s school, etc.)
If you have questions or concerns about these public health surveys, call Lambton Public Health at 519-383-8331, toll-free 1-800-667-1839.
For the latest updates on the vaccine rollout, a schedule of upcoming vaccination clinics and a list of local pharmacies who are offering COVID-19 vaccines please go to getthevaccine.ca.