Johnson County Sheriff: Just 58 inmates wanted vaccine

UPDATE (April 13, 2021):

FRANKLIN, Ind. (ADAMS) – Doctors had trouble giving away the coronavirus vaccine in Johnson County’s jail.

On Monday, Sheriff Duane Burgess said just 58 of the 340 prisoners in his jail accepted the shot. The rest refused.
The sheriff says it’s sad.

Johnson County’s jail is on lockdown because of eight coronavirus positives. The sheriff is not saying when that lockdown will end.

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FRANKLIN, Ind. (ADAMS) – Prisoners in Johnson County will remain in their cells until they get the coronavirus vaccine.

The sheriff put the jail on lockdown over the weekend because eight prisoners tested positive for the coronavirus.

The positives come as the jail is preparing to give prisoners their vaccinations.

Johnson County Sheriff Duane Burgess says those shots will be administered Monday and Tuesday. He says they have enough doses for every prisoner and every guard.

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