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.
McNeil Island Prison, in Puget Sound off the coast of Washington State, where some prisoners have already been vaccinated. Photo by worldislandinfo.com via Flickr.
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.