WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) – Virtually all the Clay County inmate inhabitants is vaccinated towards the coronavirus, Sheriff Eddie Scott stated on Monday.
Sheriff Eddie Scott stated that’s roughly 90% of the inmate inhabitants. The jail often homes roughly 130 inmates.
Vaccination is voluntary, the sheriff stated. He’s happy that so many individuals signed up for the shot.
The jail noticed a number of COVID circumstances in 2020, however outbreaks at the moment are few and much between.
“You possibly can’t stress sufficient how essential it’s to get this carried out,” Scott stated. “Due to the proximity of all people, the closeness — if now we have an outbreak up right here, it’s not like we are able to begin transferring them [inmates] out to a hospital anyplace else. There’s a lot logistics that needs to be concerned with it.”
Throughout the summer time, jail employees labored with the Nationwide Guard and native healthcare employees to assist within the vaccination of inmates, the sheriff added.