Recent numbers from a pool of people vaccinated by the Shelby County Health Department show twice as many white people in Shelby County have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine than African American and other races.
As of Wednesday, Jan. 13th, the state of Mississippi announced that all available vaccines have been allotted, and that another shipment isn’t expected until mid-February. We will update this story when new information is available.
“I think the idea is, let’s try to get the maximum number of people vaccinated. We know 10 days after you get your first shot you are protected, 14 days you are very well protected up to 90 (percent),” said infectious disease consultant Dr. Manoj Jain.
Based on the weekly allotment, SCHD will resume vaccinations on an appointment-only basis at the Pipkin Building at the Shelby County Fairgrounds each Tuesday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
At this point in the pandemic, there have been over twelve million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. And now with Pfizer and BioNtech as well as Moderna concluding phase three trials of their COVID-19 vaccine candidates, you may be asking yourself should I get vaccinated?