Nearly half of Wisconsin prison inmates are fully vaccinated

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nearly half of the people in custody in Wisconsin's prisons and youth facilities are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The rate exceeds the vaccination rate for Wisconsin as a whole, after initially lagging behind.

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections shows nearly 9,000 people, or 47.2%, of the eligible prison population, have been fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.

That's compared with 41.7% of eligible state residents overall.

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