White Paper: Recommendations for Prioritization and Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine in Prisons and Jails
This white paper details the following four recommendations:
1. States should prioritize vaccine distribution to all incarcerated people at the same stage as correctional officers (essential workers/first responders) or higher
2. States should create vaccine distribution and implementation plans developed by medical & public health professionals that are specific to correctional systems
3. State advisory vaccine groups should have correctional health care, administrative leadership, and justice-involved individuals in committees
4. States should identify policies and methods to effectively fund vaccine distribution and administration in correctional systems and following release.