Wisconsin Corrections: Nearly Half Of All People In Custody Are Fully Vaccinated

(Dodge County) The Wisconsin Department of Corrections reports nearly half of all the people in custody at the state’s prisons and youth facilities are now fully vaccinated. Nearly nine thousand people – or 47-percent of the eligible prison population – have received all of their shots.  The department says that actually exceeds the vaccination rate for Wisconsin as a whole. In Dodge County prisons, just over 18-hundred inmates have had their second dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or the Johnson and Johnson shot through Tuesday. A combined total of 1,679 prisoners at Dodge Correctional, Waupun Correctional, Fox Lake Correctional and John C. Burke have had their first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. State corrections officials say second doses given to individuals who received their first dose before being placed in custody are counted. They add that any doses, regardless of number or brand, administered to those who have since been released are also counted.

 

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