Inmate vaccines begin in Hamilton

HAMILTON - Vaccine rollout has reached at-risk inmates housed in Marion County prison facilities.
The Alabama Department of Corrections began vaccinations for inmates at in the Hamilton Aged & Infirmed facility and the Hamilton Work Release Center on Monday, April 12.
Distribution is being prioritized for facilities which house the most vulnerable inmates. ADOC intends to inoculate entire facilities at one time rather than focus on particular age groups or demographics.
According to the Alabama Department of Corrections COVID-19 Dashboard, two inmates housed at the Hamilton Community Work Release  Center and 14 from the Hamilton Aged and Infirmed Center have died with novel coronavirus, which is equivalent to St. Clair Correctional Facility’s 16 deaths, the hardest hit facility in the state. A total of 65 inmates have died with COVID-19.


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