COVID vaccine to be available early this year for inmates and staffers of state’s jails and prisons

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Vehicles are parked in front of Hawaii Community Correction Center in Hilo on Tuesday.

With the coronavirus making its unwelcome presence felt in three Oahu correctional facilities and a private Arizona prison housing Hawaii inmates, COVID-19 vaccinations will soon be available for the state’s prisons and jail staff.