Mississippi opens vaccines to all

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Published: March 15, 2021 5:26 PM CT

JACKSON, Miss. — All Mississippi residents will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine starting Tuesday, Gov. Tate Reeves announced on Monday, March 15.


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“Starting tomorrow, ALL new appointments will be open to ALL Mississippians,” Reeves tweeted Monday. “Get your shot friends – and let’s get back to normal!”

Vaccinations in Mississippi are currently available for anyone ages 50 or over, staff at K-12 schools, first responders, health care workers and those who are at least 16 and have health conditions that might make them more vulnerable to the virus.

Reeves urged those in the 50-and-up age group to make appointments Monday before eligibility expands to the entire state.


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People can get vaccinated at state-run drive-thru sites in counties across the state, at private clinics and community health centers and some pharmacies, like Walmart and Walgreens.

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