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Vaccination Against COVID-19

 
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Updates

  • Wait about two weeks after your first vaccination before making an appointment for your second dose. This allows time for second dose appointments to become open.
  • Vaccinations are in high demand, and appointments may not be available in in all areas. New appointment openings are added every week, so check the appointment website regularly.
  • Vaccine supplies and vaccinations sites are expected to increase by February.
  • Adults 65 and over and those with certain chronic health conditions are now eligible for vaccination. More about qualifying conditions »

Vaccination Sites and Appointment Information

Who Can Be Vaccinated

  • Eligible individuals 16 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine, and those 18 and over can receive the Moderna vaccine.
  • Pregnant women, lactating women and those who are immunocompromised may take the vaccine; however, consultation with your healthcare provider is recommended.

Who Should Not Be Vaccinated

  • You should not take the vaccine if you have had severe reactions from previous vaccines or injectable medications.

When and Where You Can Be Vaccinated

  • Eligible Mississippians can be vaccinated at one of our drive-through vaccination sites.
  • An appointment is required for drive-through vaccinations. If you are not yet eligible, you do not need to pre-register or sign up in advance for vaccinations.
  • Many health facilities will arrange vaccinations for their staff on-site. Check with your facility if you are a healthcare worker.
  • Look for MSDH's announcements on our website and in the news concerning vaccination availability for other groups, where to go for your vaccination, and how to make an appointment.

What to Expect After Vaccination

  • Like most vaccines, you should expect some soreness and fatigue for up to a day after vaccination, a sign that the body is developing a proper immune response.
  • Large-scale testing of the vaccine has found no major side effects to the vaccine
  • Two vaccinations, 21 to 28 days apart (depending on type of vaccine) will be required for full effectiveness. You should schedule your second dose for the appropriate time.

If You Have Already Had COVID-19

  • You can be vaccinated if you have tested positive for COVID-19 if you wait until your isolation period is over and your symptoms have significantly improved.

Questions and Answers

More about COVID-19 vaccination safety, side effects and more can be found in this printable document.

More information about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccinations can be found on the CDC's website:

For Vaccination Providers

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Last reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

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