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Vaccine Has Been Offered To Inmates At Utah State Prison and Central Utah Correctional Facility

The Utah Department of Corrections announced Thursday that all inmates in the Utah State Prison and Central Utah Correctional Facility have been offered at least one COVID-19 vaccine.According to FOX 13, more than 2,659 inmates have been fully vaccinated between the two facilities so far.


Executive director for the Utah Department of Corrections Brian Nielson said the facility is “excited to see a gradual return to normalcy as we continue to work closely with state and local health officials on steps moving forward.”


As of April 22, 3,320 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those, 16 have died. There are currently no active cases at either of the facilities. UDC officials sau vaccines will continue to be offered to those who want them.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!