ICRC supports vaccination of more than 20,600 people in Honduran prisons

The International Committee of the Red Cross launched an awareness campaign aimed at explaining to prisoners and their families the importance of vaccination against covid-19.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) supports the vaccination campaign against covid-19 in prisons in Honduras, where it aims to immunize 20,635 people including prisoners and staff working in prisons, the humanitarian agency reported Wednesday.

So far, 15,424 prisoners have received the first dose of vaccines against the coronavirus in the Central American country, 797 prison officers, 75 militaries, 53 preventive police, and 175 health personnel working in prisons, according to figures detailed in a statement from the ICRC.

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