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Additional COVID-19 vaccines allocated to Mississippi this week

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A vial of the new Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. (photo courtesy MSDH)

Friday, the Mississippi State Department of Health announced that additional COVID-19 vaccine was allocated to Mississippi this week.

The additional allotments will support ongoing vaccination appointments at drive-thru sites next week and allow for a modest number of doses to be shared with community partners. The additional vaccine will be distributed to community partners in a manner that seeks to address both geographic and racial disparities.

“We anticipate that we will have an additional drive-thru appointments in more locations the week of Jan. 25 based on vaccine forecast to be available at the end of next week,” the agency said in a statement.

MSDH anticipates steady vaccine supply to support scheduled vaccine appointments at drive-thru clinics, and second doses will be available for all persons who have already received a first dose.

The anticipated arrival of significantly more vaccine in February is in addition to the steady, modest supply that we are currently receiving weekly.

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