White Paper: Recommendations for Prioritization and Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine in Prisons and Jails

Posted Dec 21, 2020

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.

Read the white paper here >>

Read NCCHC's opinion here >>