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Frederick County adult detention center inmates to receive COVID-19 vaccine

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Posted at 7:20 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 19:20:23-05

FREDERICK, Md. — In coordination with the Frederick County Health Department, all Frederick County Adult Detention Center (FCADC) high-risk inmates and those on the Work Release program will receive the COVID-19 vaccination on February 2.

Per the Maryland.gov website, on January 18, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to congregate facilities and high-risk incarcerated individuals as part of priority group 1B.

The FCADC is a full service congregate correctional facility offering all available alternatives to incarceration to include pre-trial services, home detention, alternative sentencing/community service and work release, as well as, traditional incarcerations and imprisonment for offenders either awaiting trial or sentenced to the center.

“This is an excellent opportunity for us to partner with the Frederick County Health Department and immunize the high-risk congregate inmate population,” said Lt. Col. Vic DeLauter, FCADC Warden. “At the conclusion of vaccinating those high-risk inmates who want the vaccine, any surplus will be offered to the correctional officers and staff who have not already received it since they are part of priority group 1A.”

The current inmate population at the FCADC is at 205, with 192 males and 13 females.