Fact Sheet

May 12, 2021

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

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History shows that prisons, jails, and detention centers are not designed to be sites of health care and well-being. This information sheet provides necessary information about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine for people who are incarcerated.

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?

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