The COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Should Know (For Incarcerated Individuals)

Our overarching societal goals of delivering safety and well-being for all require securing the foundations of mental and physical health, freedom from violence, freedom of movement, housing security, food security, access to opportunity, and undistorted recognition of one’s full personhood.

Key Points

This document addresses the following concerns:

  • Why is COVID-19 a special threat to people in jails and prisons?
  • What is the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • How does the vaccine work?
  • What are the limitations of the vaccine?