Will prisoners be priority for coronavirus vaccine rollout?
With a decision on coronavirus vaccine distribution plans looming, several states and medical groups have put forth drafts and recommendations for guidelines on who should be considered high-priority for the limited supply.
Health care workers are overwhelmingly assumed to be first in line, but several of the blueprints have prisoners listed in a high priority group, in some cases ahead of the elderly and other vulnerable populations.
In Colorado, for instance, the state’s draft plans under Gov. Jared Polis for an initial rollout sees critical workforce listed in a Phase 1A and Phase 1B, followed by highest risk individuals such as residents and patients in assisted living, long-term care and nursing home facilities in Phase 1C.
In Colorado’s phase 2A, people who live in congregate housing, including those who are in prisons and essential workers, will receive the vaccine, ahead of those listed in Phase …continued .
[Source: Fox News]