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More than half of Arizona’s state prison system fully vaccinated

(Arizona Department of Corrections Photo)

PHOENIX — Arizona’s state prison system announced Friday more than half of its inmates are fully vaccinated.

Nearly 26,000 inmates, or 71% of the population, have received both doses, officials said in a press release.

COVID-19 vaccines are offered to inmates at state and private prison facilities by the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry.

The department has received 44,880 doses from the Arizona Department of Health Services and has administered 44,452 first and second dose vaccines at ten state prison complexes, according to the release.

Private prisons have administered 10,357 vaccines to date.

Vaccines will continue to be offered as they are allocated to the department.

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