Incarcerated dancehall star, Vybz Kartel, received the Covid-19 vaccine on Friday.
Kartel was inoculated with the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. the artiste, who’s serving a life sentence for murder, is currently being held at the maximum security Horizon Remand Center.
Approximately 234 inmates were vaccinated on Friday. Kartel was the first of 29 inmates at Horizon to receive the jab.
Johnson and Johnson vaccines were also administered to some inmates.
There remains a high Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy rate in the nation’s prisons and lock-ups with a majority of inmates reportedly declining the opportunity to take the jab.