Prisons to get H1N1 vaccines before everyone else?

About Andrew Van Dam

Andrew Van Dam of The Wall Street Journal previously worked at the AHCJ offices while earning his master’s degree at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Poynter’s Al Tompkins, always quick to seize on an interesting emerging story, rounds up reports that inmates are getting H1N1 vaccines before the general population.

Predictably, this revelation has spawned a bit of outrage. According to Tompkins, the vaccines go to prisons because they are high-risk areas in which a large number of people live in close quarters.

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