MSDH: “We have no additional vaccine” as appointments fill up

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Just one day after it was announced that those over the age of 65 and those with underlying health conditions were eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, there are no more available appointments. 

In a news release, the Mississippi State Department of Health stated that “at this time, we have no additional vaccine, and every appointment is tied to an actual vaccination.” The release goes on to say that MSDH is expecting a “large shipment” of vaccine in mid-February and that additional appointments will be opened up as more doses arrive. 

“Mississippians should understand that we can only vaccinate residents based on vaccine availability. We will open additional vaccination appointments as we receive more vaccine. In the meantime, all Mississippians – whether vaccinated or not – should continue to follow protective guidelines. Especially avoid any social gatherings. And always wear a mask,” the MSDH said. 

To date, just over 66,000 Mississippians have received at least their first dose of the vaccine.

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