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All Mississippians now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

By: Sarah Ulmer - March 16, 2021

On Monday, Governor Tate Reeves took to Facebook to announce that beginning on Tuesday, March 16, all Mississippians will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Posted by Tate Reeves on Monday, March 15, 2021

10,000 new appointments were made available for Mississippians for the next three weeks through the Mississippi State Department of Health. Mississippi also has access to all three COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson’s single shot vaccine.

As of Monday, the MSDH reported that 888,462 vaccinations have been given in the state with 323,819 individuals fully vaccinated. Individuals between 50-64 represent the group that has received the most vaccine inoculation. Caucasians represent 74% of Mississippians vaccinated and African Americans 27%. Out of all the ways to get vaccinated, MSDH drive throughs seems to be the most commonly used.

A total of 1,214,825 vaccines have been distributed to Mississippi.

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state.