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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

An employee gives an inmate the COVID-19 vaccineThe DOC is working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to inmates and staff.

DOC staff and inmates at SCI Laurel Highlands, SCI Waymart and SCI Muncy are in Phase 1A of the vaccination distribution plan because they have been federally designated a long-term care facility. While the vaccine is voluntary for staff and inmates, it is strongly encouraged.

On March 31, Gov. Wolf announced all corrections and parole employees are now eligible to schedule their COVID-19 vaccine, and Phase 1B— inmates became eligible on April 5. Vulnerable inmates will be prioritized.

During the week of April 5, all facilities not included in 1A received and began administering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to staff and inmates.

Per direction from the Department of Health, the DOC has paused administration of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine until April 24 or updated guidance.

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