Wolf Administration, Medical Professionals Emphasize Vaccination Safety for LGBTQ Communities

Harrisburg, PA - June 10, 2021 - The Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs hosted a discussion about the importance of ensuring LGBTQIA+ communities in Pennsylvania receive reliable and trustworthy information about COVID-19 vaccines. The Commission hosted a Facebook Live event entitled Vax Facts: Afternoon Tea on LGBTQ Health, the fourth in a series that seeks to provide relevant and accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines and address the questions of concerned citizens.

Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs Executive Director Rafael Alvarez Febo moderated the panel, which sought to dispel myths and answer questions specifically about LGBTQ+ health in relation to the COVID-19 vaccines. Alvarez Febo was joined by panelists Dr. Denise Johnson, Acting Physician General, Dr. Eloho Ufomata, Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine and Advisory Dean University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Sarah Rosso, Executive Director Hugh Lane Wellness Foundation.

"As members of a community that's experienced the worst of the HIV epidemic in the late 80's, LGBTQ+ people have taken the COVID-19 pandemic seriously," said Alvarez Febo. "Ensuring that our community is well informed about the COVID-19 vaccines allows people to make the best decisions for their health."

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