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.
- 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.