VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Inmates in the Vigo County Jail received COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday.
Sheriff John Plasse told us around 100 of the jail's nearly 290 inmates requested vaccines.
They received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot.
The sheriff says this is a big step in the ongoing coronavirus response.
"The numbers are obviously low here, that we are getting from inmates, people being booked in. I think the more we have vaccinated, the better off we are going to be," Plasse said.
Those who received the vaccine will have a shot record. This will go with them should they have to go to the Department of Corrections or when they are released from the Vigo County Jail.