Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center Launch Survey on COVID-19 Vaccine
Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center officials recently sent out a survey to determine what residents think about the COVID-19 vaccine. City leaders will use this information to educate and better serve the community.
The northwest suburban cities have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in African immigrant communities where many residents work in the health care field.
“We do have a lot of barriers, such as language barriers, technology barriers, and also misinformation that’s out there,” said Kumba Kanu, President of the Sierra Leone Nurses Association Minnesota.
The group has partnered with other community-based organizations to help spread information about COVID-19 and the vaccine.
“There’s a lot of hesitancy still in our communities. We think the problem is a mistrust in the system and lack of knowledge about the vaccine,” said Kanu.
City leaders hope the survey will reveal information that will help them better connect with residents. So in the future, they’ll be able to pass along accurate information and resources.
“Feedback is important for communication and trying to help our residents realize if we’re going down the wrong road with promoting safety to the wrong group,” said Brooklyn Center Fire Chief Todd Berg.
The Minnesota Department of Health has more information on where to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine. You can access the Brooklyn Park survey here, and the Brooklyn Center survey is available on their website.