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Getting to the Heart of the Matter: COVID-19 Vaccination Education Survey


Cooperative Extension professionals across the system and at all levels are invited to share their opinions and experiences regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and vaccination education.

This project is sponsored by the Extension Foundation and the Extension Collaborative on Immunization Teaching and Engagement (EXCITE).

Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow Center for Media & Health Promotion Research, WSU Extension, and the WSU College of Education are conducting a needs assessment to gain insight into the current realities of Cooperative Extension professionals regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and vaccination education.

This is a short survey that should take about 15-20 minutes to complete:

The results of the needs assessment will be used to develop communication strategies and tools to help Cooperative Extension professionals at all levels and across the entire system feel more comfortable, willing, and confident with COVID-19 vaccination efforts.

These will support Cooperative Extension professionals, who choose to, serving as trusted and compassionate messengers of accurate vaccination information in their communities so individuals can make the decision that is in their best interest.

Your feedback about your experiences and opinions with COVID-19 vaccinations and education will be very useful for helping us understand the barriers and challenges faced by Cooperative Extension Professionals.

Please take the time to complete this survey. Every response is important!

It is only with your assistance that we can understand the full range of opinions and experiences about COVID-19 vaccinations across the Cooperative Extension System and all types of Land Grant Universities.

Your participation is voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential. No personally identifiable information will be associated with your responses in any reports of these data.

If you have questions or comments about the survey, please feel free to email us at or ask for Erica at 509-335-8840.

This study has been certified as Exempt by the WSU Human Research Protection Program:

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About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit You can view the terms of useat

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