Lamont McClure and the Director of Corrections, James Kostura, announce that the Northampton County Prison’s (NCP) healthcare provider, Prime Care Medical, has made arrangements with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to hold a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for inmates and staff members on Wednesday, May 12th. DOH will deliver either the Moderna or the J&J shot to NCP; Prime Care Medical staff will administer the vaccines.
“It’s about time. We have stood on our heads to keep this captive population and the people who mind them safe throughout the pandemic, and I hope everyone inside those walls chooses to get vaccinated,” says Lamont McClure. “Availability of vaccinations also has the potential to re-establish our work release program.”
The vaccinations are not compulsory and are only being provided to those who request them. At this time, at least one-hundred inmates and five staff members have signed up to be inoculated. Over the last few months, NCP employees have been able to sign up for the vaccine at public clinics.
Information provided to TVL by:
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042