The Missouri Immunization Coalition (MIC) is a statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exists to reduce the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases through immunization education, advocacy, promotion, and statewide collaborative partnerships. We also seek to coordinate with partners across the state that share our vision of better health and well-being for all, including our public health and healthcare workforce.

Providing care for COVID-19 patients, coordinating access to COVID-19 vaccines, and promoting education about COVID-19 disease transmission and prevention have exacerbated pre-pandemic staffing shortages in many healthcare facilities, including hospitals, federally qualified health centers, and local public health agencies. With the increase in demand on the healthcare workforce to provide COVID-19 clinical care, prevention, and vaccine services, personnel shortages have been reported across agencies throughout the pandemic.

This 5–7-minute survey aims to better understand the staffing challenges your organization has faced responding to the COVID-19 pandemic since early 2020.

Your answers will allow the MIC to serve as a voice in reporting your experiences to local, state, and federal-level policy and funding allocation decision-makers to elevate the need to address these staffing challenges now and in the future. Your responses are greatly appreciated!

Please complete and submit this survey by Wednesday, March 15, 2023.