Purdue survey of students, faculty and staff to gauge campus demand for COVID-19 vaccine, distribution site

Purdue University students, faculty and staff affiliated with the West Lafayette campus are asked to participate in a formal survey in connection with Purdue’s plan to host a COVID-19 vaccination site.

The survey, conducted by the Purdue COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Task Force, will help gauge demand for and perceptions of the vaccine among the campus community.

The survey can be completed online, and individuals also will receive an email invitation to complete the survey. Responses are requested by Friday, March 5.

Two safe and highly effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available in the United States.  To date, more than 350,000 Indiana residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

“All Boilermakers are strongly encouraged to receive the two-dose vaccine as soon as they are eligible as part of our ongoing Protect Purdue efforts — to protect themselves, protect others and protect Purdue,” said Willie M. Reed, task force chair and dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “Through this survey, we hope to assess demand for the number of doses that would be needed for our campus community as we prepare to become a vaccine distribution site and do our part to move Tippecanoe County toward immunity.”

Purdue is preparing to be a vaccine distribution site as soon as approval is given and supply is made available by IDOH, which also determines who is eligible to receive the vaccine. Vaccines from this site would be available at no cost to Purdue students, faculty and staff. 

More Purdue information about the COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine eligibility and the Purdue COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Task Force is available on the Protect Purdue website