Reader survey results 3-23-21

MILTON — As COVID-19 vaccinations open up to more individuals, two polls on the Independent's website are asking readers two questions: Have you received a shot? Will you receive one when you become eligible? 

If you haven't taken the survey yet, you can participate anonymously here

Of the 33 readers who answered question #1 so far, 18 said they received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Twelve said they were not yet eligible.

Of the 21 readers who answered question #2, 19 said they planned to received a shot once they become eligible. One said they did not plan to be vaccinated and another said they hadn't decided yet. 

If you are weighing the pros and cons of being vaccinated, this memo from the Vermont Department of Health explains how the vaccines work, how they were developed and their possible side effects. 

According to the DOH, side effects, like injection site and muscle pain, headache and fatigue, mean the vaccine is working. The DOH also says most people with medical conditions should be vaccinated, though discussions with your health care provider are encouraged. 

On Thursday, March 25, Vermonters age 60 and over can make a vaccine appointment. 

To make an appointment at a state-run clinic, click here or go to Kinney Drugs

If you cannot make an appointment online, call 855-722-7878 during the following hours:

  • Monday - Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Here's the State's timeline for remaining age groups: 

COVID-19 vaccine timeline

Written By

Staff Writer

Bridget Higdon is a Staff Writer. She was previously the editor-in-chief of The Vermont Cynic, UVM's independent newspaper. She’s been published in Seven Days, Editor & Publisher and Vermont Vacation Guide. She likes to cook and explore Vermont by bike.

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