The Mississippi State Department of Health announced on January 13 that it has no additional coronavirus vaccine and that every appointment to receive the vaccine is tied to an actual vaccination.
The department had a vaccine distribution plan in place that has been significantly altered in the last few days – especially in the last 24 hours. Neither the county health department drive-through sites, nor the University of Mississippi Medical Center vaccine scheduling website was designed to accommodate the monumental surge it experienced.
The department hopes to receive a large shipment of vaccine in mid-February that should help put additional shots in people’s arms. The plan is to open additional vaccination appointments as more vaccine is received.
In the meantime, all Mississippians – whether vaccinated or not – should continue to follow protective guidelines, that include wearing a mask and avoiding social gatherings.