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All Federal Inmates To Be Offered Vaccine By Mid-May, BOP Director Says

A third of people held in federal prisons have received the vaccine already. But federal inmates make up just 10% of people incarcerated in the U.S. For others, vaccine timing is uncertain.
Michael Carvajal, the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, speaking to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Source: Bill Clark

All federal prison inmates will have the opportunity to receive a vaccine by mid-May, according to the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Michael Carvajal.

Vaccines have already been made available to all federal prison staff, he said, speaking before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a hearing Thursday.

More than 40,000 people incarcerated in federal prisons have received

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