Miss. updates COVID-19 testing to accommodate vaccinations

Miss. updates COVID-19 testing to accommodate vaccinations

MISSISSIPPI (WMC) - DeSoto County announced the Mississippi State Department of Health plans to update the COVID-19 testing strategy to accommodate COVID-19 vaccinations.

Free rapid COVID-19 testing and PCR testing is now available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Make an appointment online by clicking here, to call 601-496-7200.

Testing will be at the DeSoto County Department of Health, located at 3212 Highway 51 South in Hernando.

COVID-10 vaccines will be available Tuesday and Thursday at the same location. Click here to make an appointment to get a vaccine.

Mississippi is currently providing vaccines to health care workers in the following settings:

  • Acute care facilities
  • Long-term acute care facilities
  • Inpatient rehabilitation facilities
  • Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
  • Home health care
  • Mobile clinics
  • Outpatient facilities, such as dialysis centers and physicians’ offices

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