ADCRR COVID-19 Inmate Vaccines Update

March 26, 2021

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, REHABILITATION AND REENTRY

COVID-19 Inmate Vaccines Update

(PHOENIX)—The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) is offering COVID-19 vaccines to inmates at its 10 state complexes as well as private prison facilities. The Department has received 3,940 doses thus far from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and has administered 3,337 total vaccines to date. Additionally, the private prisons have administered 1,034 vaccines to date. Currently, ADCRR has an inmate population of 36,768. We will continue to offer the vaccines as they are allocated to the Department and will be providing weekly updates on the total number of vaccines administered.

“We are grateful for the support of Governor Doug Ducey and our ongoing collaboration with ADHS Director, Dr. Cara Christ, in offering our inmate population the vaccine, especially those who are at higher risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19,” said ADCRR Director David Shinn. “ADCRR continues to work closely with ADHS to ensure that inmates interested in receiving the vaccine are given the opportunity to do so. It is another significant step towards keeping inmates, correctional employees and our communities safe.”

COVID-19 data continues to be updated on ADCRR’s dashboard at: https://corrections.az.gov/adcrr-covid-19-dashboard.  Please note the data on the dashboard is cumulative back to February 2020.  For the latest regarding ADCRR’s COVID-19 management strategy, please visit: https://corrections.az.gov/covid-19-management-updates.

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