Chancellor Vaccination Survey

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To assist with fall planning, SIU Carbondale surveyed students, faculty and staff about their vaccination status or plans for vaccination. The answers were anonymous and used only in the aggregate. Highlights of the survey results are below.

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Summary

SIU faculty and staff

  • 3,109 contacted
  • 884 completed the survey
  • 28.4% completion rate

 

Students

  • 10,888 students contacted
  • 1,656 completed the survey
  • 15.2% completion rate

 

Overall response rate

  • 18.2%

Findings

Overall

  • Fully vaccinated or will receive second shot before classes start, 79.6%
  • Will receive vaccine when return to campus, 1.4%
  • Waiting for full FDA approval or seeing how it affects other people, 9.7%
  • Will not become vaccinated for religious or medical reasons, 6.8%
  • Other, 2.5%

Common themes in other: Already had COVID, feared side effects of vaccine and questioned safety, do not believe they should be required, they are healthy do not believe they need the vaccine, vaccinated with vaccine approved in another country

Faculty/staff

  • Fully vaccinated or received first shot, 89.6%
  • Will receive vaccine when return to campus, 0.1%
  • Waiting for full FDA approval or seeing how it affects other people, 4.8%
  • Will not become vaccinated for religious or medical reasons, 3.3%
  • Other, 2.1%

Students

  • Fully vaccinated or received first shot, 79.6%
  • Will receive vaccine when return to campus, 1.4%
  • Waiting for full FDA approval or seeing how it affects other people, 9.7%
  • Will not become vaccinated for religious or medical reasons, 6.8%
  • Other, 2.5%