Vicksburg firefighters and emergency medical service personnel began getting the COVID-19 vaccine Monday.
The vaccine is being administered by Merit Health River Region.
Vicksburg Fire Chief Craig Dancyck said Tuesday that the immunizations will be made available to every firefighter and EMS technician who wants one. The required second round of vaccinations will be administered in approximately three weeks.
The vaccine is also being made available to Vicksburg law enforcement and other first responders in the city and in Warren County in the coming days.