Wash. jail offers vaccinations to inmates to avoid measles outbreak
Washington's fourth active case of measles was confirmed last week
By C1 Staff
PORT ANGLES, Wash. — Inmates in the Clallam County Jail have the opportunity to be vaccinated, as officials consider options to avoid a measles outbreak inside the facility.
KOMO News reports that the county is already dealing with an outbreak in the community at large and is trying to avoid allowing it to spread to the jail.
Washington’s fourth active case of measles was confirmed last week.
The county has determined that roughly 63 percent of the jail population was at risk to get measles, after screening inmates. The jail has already received a supply of MMR vaccine and is offering to vaccinate inmates.
So far 63 inmates and three staff members have been vaccinated.