LGBT HP&P Program Faculty and Alum Highlighted for Research on LGBTQ+ Vaccine Equity

"Results of Pennsylvania LGBTQ COVID-19 Vaccine Survey Released"

Graphic that says "97.8% of LGBTQ Pennsylvanians often or always wear a mask"
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May 19, 2021

LGBT HP&P Associate Director, Kat Carrick, Ph.D., and alum Adrian Shanker ('19), were recently featured in QBurgh, a Pittsburgh-based media outlet, for their research on the impacts of COVID-19 on LGBTQ+ communities in Pennsylvania.

"This was the first state-level LGBTQ COVID-19 vaccine survey in the country and was modeled after a regional survey in Boulder, Colorado that was administered by Out Boulder. A total of 1,545 LGBTQ Pennsylvanians from 56 out of 67 counties and across 413 zip codes were included in the survey findings. The data was collected from March 4 to April 5, 2021.

The data suggest most LGBTQ Pennsylvanians are following public health guidelines about COVID-19.

97.8% of LGBTQ Pennsylvanians often or always wear a mask.

94.9% of LGBTQ Pennsylvanians often or always practice social distancing.

The data also suggest that most LGBTQ Pennsylvanians want to be vaccinated against COVID-19. At the time the survey was administered, 54% of respondents had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Of those who had not received a dose, 85.3% indicated that they would get a vaccine as soon as it was available to them."

Read the full article and access the report here: