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.