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Vaccine appointments open to adult Mississippians

Gov. Tate Reeves announced Monday that beginning Tuesday, March 16, COVID-19 vaccination eligibility will expand to all adult Mississippians.
Between 60,000 and 70,000 doses were administered last week, and demand is still exceeding supply.
Reeves said 10,000 new appointments are available to state residents over the next two weeks, daily newspapers reported Monday.
With Covid-19 numbers falling and the state having relaxed mask mandates, the Mississippi State Department of Health reminds residents that wearing a mask or face covering and social distancing is still a good idea and is recommended, especially if you have not yet received the vaccination.
In addition to adults, anyone 16 or older with a chronic health condition that may put them at higher risk from COVID-19. (18 or older at the state’s drive-through sites.)
Vaccinations are provided to Mississippi residents or to out-of-state residents who work in Mississippi.
To schedule an appointment online visit the Mississippi State Department of Health webpage or call the hotline at 877-978-6453.
Once vaccinated MSDH recommends continuing to observe social distancing, mask use, and other protective steps. This helps prevent the possible transmission of COVID-19 to those who have not yet been vaccinated.

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