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 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.
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.