Inmates given option to choose vaccine they want
TDT | Manama
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Inmates in Bahrain willing to be vaccinated have been given the option to choose the vaccine they get after the medical team provides information about the choices available.
A delegation from the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) said in a report that they monitored the administration of the vaccines during an unannounced field visit to the Rehabilitation Center in Jau.
The delegation reviewed the measures taken by the administration and monitored how the vaccination, conducted in cooperation with the health department, covered all the inmates willing to get the jab without any form of discrimination.
The inmates were briefed on the types of vaccinations available and told about the importance of getting vaccinated in order to boost the body's immunity, especially for those who suffer from chronic diseases, the NIHR said in a post-visit statement.
The delegation expressed satisfaction with the vaccination procedures carried out by the administration for all groups of inmates and workers at the center alike without discrimination.
The vaccination process is carried out according to the best international medical standards, which reflects the extent of the Ministry of Interior's keenness to preserve the rights of inmates, like those of their fellow community members, the NIHR said.
The human rights institution stressed that it is following all precautionary and preventive measures taken by the Reform and Rehabilitation with regard to providing health services to all inmates.