Incarcerated people should be receiving monkeypox vaccines

by DeAnna Hoskins

August 22, 2022

“Unlike the general population, vaccines should be offered to all inmates, irrespective of sexual orientations and habits, says DeAnna Hoskins, the head of criminal justice reform organization JustLeadershipUSA.

“‘You can’t really pick and choose—everyone is a sitting duck,’ says Hoskins.

“Unlike the general population, she says, inmates are less likely to come forward as having sex with men or among themselves, both because many don’t identify as gay or bisexual, and because they fear repercussions should they admit their sexual orientation or sexual activity.”

Read the full article at Quartz.