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Inmates at Cameron County jail to receive COVID-19 vaccines

3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago Saturday, April 17 2021 Apr 17, 2021 April 17, 2021 1:03 PM April 17, 2021 in News - Local
By: KRGV Digital

To control the spread of COVID-19, Cameron County Sheriff Eric Garza announced Saturday that inmates of the Cameron county jail system will be vaccinated against the disease.

Garza made the announcement on Twitter, adding that inmates will receive the Moderna vaccine on Monday, April 19. The dosages will be administered by the Cameron County Emergency Management with assistance from the Cameron County Public Health Department.

“At this time, we are the only sheriff’s office in the state that has been granted this opportunity, “Garza stated. “The vaccine will also allow us to cautiously resume in-person visitation for our detainees and their families.”

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