Prison vaccinations follow chickenpox outbreak

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Sunday, August 18 was  vaccination day for 22 prisoners in Santiago de Veraguas following an outbreak of chickenpox  in  block 2.reports the Ministry of  Health

Six detainees refused treatment. Previously, 45 detainees had been vaccinated in block 2, where chickenpox cases had also been reported. Vaccination will continue in the other blocks during the week

Ministry  officials recommended that jail officers isolate those affected to prevent  infection of  other inmates and family visitors

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