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By Keaton Ross
Oklahoma Watch 

Corrections officials say inmates, prison staff will be vaccinated in February


January 27, 2021

Whitney Bryen, Oklahoma Watch

This vial of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine is said to contain five doses but health care workers say they can often get six doses by tapping the syringe to remove bubbles and carefully measuring each dose.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections expects to start administering Covid-19 vaccine doses next month, director Scott Crow said Wednesday during an agency board meeting.

Every state-run and private prison in Oklahoma has provided corrections officials with a detailed vaccine distribution plan, Crow said. Priority will be given to prison medical personnel, followed by staff and inmates. Vaccination is optional for all three groups.

Staff and residents in congregate living areas are listed in Phase 2E of the state's vaccine distribution plan, behind older adults and K-12 teachers and supp...

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