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Coronavirus vaccine rollout in English prisons to begin today

Written by on 29/01/2021

Prisoners in England should start being offered coronavirus vaccines from today, the prisons minister has told Sky News.

“The vaccination rollout in prisons has commenced in Wales and should be commencing today in England,” Lucy Frazer said.

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She stressed that people in prison would not be given COVID-19 jabs “over and above or in any sort of priority against those in the community”.

“People in prison will be vaccinated in line with the community as they should be,” Ms Frazer continued.

“So those who are eligible to be vaccinated in line with the priorities set out by the vaccination committee, the JCVI [Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation], will be vaccinated as they would be vaccinated if they were living in the community.”

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