On Thursday, April 1, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Division introduced that every one the inmates confined within the Guilford County jails – in Greensboro and Excessive Level – had been provided a COVID-19 vaccination.
Medical professionals had been giving out the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to these inmates keen to take it. In response to the press launch from the division, simply over a 3rd of the inmates accepted the shot.
The press launch states, “The Detention amenities’ residential inhabitants is continually altering, which makes the one-shot vaccination from Johnson & Johnson excellent.”
“Roughly 35 % of the 680 residents selected to obtain and had been efficiently administered the vaccination.”
The press launch additionally states that Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers, division workers and different teams labored collectively to finish the vaccinations. The discharge acknowledged that Sheriff’s Division officers wished to publicly thank Guilford County Emergency Providers, Guilford County Emergency Administration, the Guilford County Division of Public Well being and WellPath for his or her help in vaccinating the inmates.
Guilford County’s two jails get in new inmates on a regular basis, and the Sheriff’s Division, along with these companions, is engaged on future plans to supply the vaccination to new residents as they’re introduced in. Jail officers additionally intend to be ready to vaccinate any present inmates who didn’t get vaccinated on April 1 however who change their minds sooner or later.
Because the Guilford County Division of Public Well being is ready to procure vaccination doses, the Sheriff’s Division will proceed to supply jail inmates the choice of taking it. In Guilford County’s jails, and in jails and prisons throughout the nation, there have been critical COVID-19 outbreaks amongst guards and inmates who’re continually indoors in shut proximity to one another.