As vaccination sites reopen following last week’s interruptions, the Mississippi State Department of Health is asking for your patience.
In a news release this afternoon, the MSDH advised Mississippians to “please be patient in the coming days” if there is a longer than usual wait time at the drive-through vaccination sites across the state.
“Because of severe winter weather last week, MSDH has had to schedule more appointments than usual for this week (as make-up dates), in order to reduce delays in getting as many Mississippians vaccinated as possible,” the MSDH explained.
For those with appointments this week, you’re asked to keep to your assigned appointment time and arrive 15 minutes early.
Additionally, the MSDH Central Office in Jackson will be closed on Tuesday due to a lack of water. The MSDH Public Health Laboratory will remain open for all services, including water testing and clinical testing.
To date, just under 490,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Mississippi.