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Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Starts Vaccinations of Jail Inmates

Nearly 50 inmates scheduled to receive J&J dose today

Detroit, Michigan (April 9, 2021) – The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office begins vaccinating inmates today as part of an ongoing effort to avoid community spread of Covid-19 in WC jails. All inmates were offered an opportunity to be vaccinated and those who agreed are receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine (which requires only one dose). Today, health workers vaccinate inmates at Division 3 with a plan to vaccinate inmates at Jails 1 and 2 in the next few weeks.

Sheriff’s office executives immediately initiated safety protocols at the start of the pandemic in March 2020. In addition to daily temperature screenings, stringent sanitization practices and continuous distribution of PPE supplies, bi-weekly Covid-19 testing is mandatory for all Sheriff’s Office personnel. In January, jail officials began arranging on-site vaccinations of personnel and in February, installed 22 purifying units in the jails that attack Covid-19 in the air.

Vaccination is strictly voluntary and doses are distributed at [...]

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