This story was told by a person incarcerated at Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail.
Caller: But let me get the vaccine because you are saying that I’m a carrier, and that scares me more than anything knowing that I could have something and it doesn’t affect me, but I can affect someone else. That right there is kind of, like, what touched me or made me feel that – that – to need to get the vaccine because I wasn’t going to get it. I wanted to wait until more tests and more – to find out the long-term effects because I do have a lot of things that I question about this vaccine, but then once you tell me that and then in order for me to go back to prison, they forcing me to be vaccinated.
They say that I can’t go back to prison unless I’m vaccinated. So it’s kind of, like, okay, we’re – I wanted the Moderna or the Pfizer vaccination. Okay well, they only offered me the Johnson & Johnson. Three times, they like, “Oh, we give you the Johnson & Johnson. You’re either going to take the Johnson & Johnson or you don’t get which one.” I’m, like, “Well, can I pick?” “No, you know, this is all we offer.” So it’s, “All right.”
So I end up having to take the Johnson & Johnson just so I can try to leave this county jail and go back to prison.