Yale SEICH Webinar: COVID19 Vaccine Distribution Inside Prisons/Jails

November 25, 2020

The SEICHE Center is hosting a webinar on December 2, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on COVID-19 inside prisons and jails, focused on the ethical and logistical complexities of distributing COVID-19 vaccines inside correctional facilities.

Prisons and jails remain hotspots for COVID-19.

  • Given these outbreaks, should incarcerated people and correctional staff be prioritized in COVID-19 vaccine distribution?
  • How should COVID-19 vaccine distribution be implemented across correctional facilities in various settings (e.g. rural jails)?
  • Should incarcerated people participate in ongoing and future vaccine trials? What are the related ethical considerations?


Our speakers will include historians with expertise in vaccines and mass incarceration, medical ethicists, public health experts, and correctional administrators to discuss a range of issues. The link to register is here.