DENVER (CBS4) – Inmates at the downtown Denver detention center received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Denver Sheriff Department and Denver Health organized the event on Wednesday.

Those who received the vaccines are 60 years and older. A total of 22 inmates were vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine.

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Daniel Vallier is the first inmate at the downtown detention center to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. (Credit: Denver Sheriff)

Daniel Vallier was the first inmate to receive a shot.

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Sheriff’s officials say if an inmate is released before their second shot, they will be given “resource materials and instructions” from Denver Health.

(Credit: Denver Sheriff)

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also be offered, the sheriff’s department said in a press release on Wednesday evening.

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Inmates in the prison will receive vaccines on Thursday.