Brevard Health Alliance Provides COVID-19 Vaccines to Inmates, Staff at Brevard Jail Complex
By Space Coast Daily // August 4, 2021
Brevard Health Alliance provided free access to COVID-19 vaccines
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Joining together with the Brevard County Jail Complex, Brevard Health Alliance provided free access to COVID-19 vaccines to inmates and staff recently with the help of Corizon Health Staff.
Brevard Health Alliance is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing adult and pediatric primary and dental care, behavioral health, OB/GYN, specialty care, enabling services, pediatric extended hours walk-in care, and pharmacy services to all Brevard communities.
“Our team is extremely happy with the outcome of our first COVID-19 vaccine event with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Corizon,” said Maegen Anderson, COO of Brevard Health Alliance. “We are looking forward to expanding our collaboration and improving the health of our community.”
The CDC recommends everyone gets vaccinated against COVID-19, including those who are incarcerated or detained.
These individuals are at a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19 for various reasons, including being in close proximity to other people.
According to the CDC, outbreaks in correctional and detention facilities are often quite challenging to control given the difficulty to physically distance, limited space for isolation or quarantine, and limited testing and personal protective equipment resources.
The intention of this partnership is to provide immediate access to the COVID-19 vaccine as well as the opportunity to establish health care continuity for interested individuals and provide them with accessible primary healthcare services upon release.
“BHA is excited to build this community partnership with the Brevard County Jail and serve this population,” Anderson.
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