Background: Population health is important in examining health outcomes of specific groups. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is a vulnerable population continuing to endure health disparities.
Purpose: The purpose of this part of a larger study was to examine the self-reported flu/pneumonia coverage in individuals self-identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender
Methodology: A purposeful sample and select items from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey were utilized.
Findings: Findings included almost half of respondents indicating obtaining a flu shot or vaccine and approximately one-fourth of the respondents reported receiving a pneumonia shot/vaccine.
Recommendations: Ongoing education and awareness regarding specific perspectives of this vulnerable population to support culturally sensitive care to everyone is important.