Gov. Reeves: All Mississippians to be eligible for vaccine Tuesday

Published 4:51 pm Monday, March 15, 2021

JACKSON — Gov. Tate Reeves announced that soon all Mississippians will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines in Mississippi beginning Tuesday.

The governor broke the news via Twitter just after 11 a.m. Monday.

“Almost 10,000 appointments available statewide over next 3 weeks. If you’re over 50, lock them down TODAY! Starting tomorrow, ALL new appointments will be open to ALL Mississippians. Get your shot friends — and let’s get back to normal!” Reeves stated on Twitter.

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According to the Mississippi State Department of Health on Monday, only teachers, staff and employees in kindergarten through 12th grade, preschool or childcare settings; first responders such as law enforcement, public safety, fire services and emergency management officials; healthcare personnel; residents of long-term care facilities and adults over age 50 or age 16 to 49 with chronic health conditions that may put them at a higher risk from COVID-19 were eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the state.

Mississippi vaccinations are provided to Mississippi residents or to out-of-state residents who work in Mississippi only.

Vaccines are available at certain healthcare providers or by a free drive-thru appointment at the state health department’s drive-thru sites.

To schedule a vaccine or see a list of vaccination providers, visit,22816,420,976.html or call 877-978-6453.