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Community Dialogs: COVID-19 Vaccination and the Incarcerated Community

By Mount Tamalpais College | February 26, 2021

California has acted quickly to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to prison staff and residents. However, some people are reluctant or refusing to take the vaccine, citing concerns over its safety and a lack of trust between incarcerated people and communities of color with health care providers.

On February 25, we hosted a panel discussion that explored the legal, public health, and media efforts to protect the health of California’s incarcerated community and provide accurate information.

Featuring:

  • Juleen Lam, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, CSU East Bay; Faculty, Mount Tamalpais College
  • Michael Bien, Founding Partner, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
  • Joseph Hancock, Mount Tamalpais College Alumnus; Site Support Specialist, Family Bridges
  • Dr. Leah Rorvig, Director of Health Education, AMEND, Zuckerberg SF General Hospital
  • Nigel Poor, Co-creator and Co-host, Ear Hustle Podcast; Professor of Photography, CSU Sacramento

A recording of the event is available below.

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