Reeves announces 30k new first-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Reeves announces 30k new first-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Gov. Tate Reeves has announced 30,000 new first-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments have become available.

The news comes as the state opens up appointments to teachers and first responders, and as the state achieves a milestone in its vaccination efforts.

Through Feb. 23, more than 505,000 Mississippians had received vaccinations, with more than 156,000 of those patients receiving both the first and second doses.

Others eligible for the shot include those 65 and older, as well as those 18 to 64 who have underlying health conditions.

The shots are being made available at the state’s drive-through vaccination sites and are around mid-March.

Call (877) 978-6453 or log onto www.covidvaccine.umc.edu.

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