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Covid-19 and the Queer Community

Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself from Covid-19 infection and severity. It is imperative to stay up to date on vaccines. The Center offers free Covid-19 vaccines at our Community Health Clinics every third Tuesday of the month from 3-7 pm. Click through to learn more about myths & facts of Covid-19 vaccines.

We are collecting stories to highlight the unique impacts of the pandemic on our queer community, and why this conversation still matters. Click through to see submitted stories or share your own.


Of gay/lesbian adults have recieved at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, compared to 76% of straight and bi adults.

of trans adults report experiencing long covid symptoms

1 in 10 cases of Covid-19 will result in long Covid, a collection of lingering symptoms that can affect multiple organ systems. Long Covid disproportionately effects bi and trans folks, mirroring larger health disparities. Staying up to date on Covid-19 vaccination can lower your risk of contracting Long Covid. Click through to learn more.

report experiencing long covid symptoms, compared to just 

of cis straight, gay and lesbian adults.


What should you do if you test positive for Covid-19? There are at-home treatments available to help prevent severe illness in high-risk patients. Follow this link to learn more about available treatments, as well as where you can find them. 


of trans adults


of bi adults


3 out of 4

trans people report experiencing anxiety and depression during the pandemic.

Staying up to date on Covid-19 levels in your community can help you make informed decisions about your risk level. With the end of the public health emergency, many platforms that track Covid-19 levels have been retired. You can still find information about transmission rates on the VDH website.

The pandemic has had a disproportionate affect on the mental health of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as increasing existing feelings of loneliness and isolation. Click here to find LGBTQ+ affirming mental health practitioners.

As part of our Health and Wellness fairs, we have collected resources for adults 55+, BIPOC folks, and the trans community. You can find those below!

Additional Questions?

The Virginia Department of Health is maintaining a Covid-19 information center.

1-877-VAX-IN-VA (1-877-829-4682)

Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm


“This project is supported by the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases of
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of a financial assistance award totaling
$77,125,694 to the Virginia Department of Health, with 100 percent funded by the National
Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases of the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. The contents are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official
views of the CDC or the U.S. Government.”

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