COVID-19 vaccinations for Mississippians are available at no cost from MSDH sites around the state, and from local pharmacies and healthcare providers.
For Vaccination Providers
Free Vaccinations from MSDH
MSDH provides free vaccinations at county health departments and special community locations for anyone 12 years of age or older. (A parent or guardian must accompany minors to their vaccination.). Call the Mississippi COVID-19 Hotline at (877) 978-6453 for appointment assistance. No documentation or identification is required.
Please schedule a vaccination ahead of time at county health departments.
When you arrive, expect vaccination and related paperwork to take about 10 minutes. We also have a 15-minute observation period after vaccination.
Your second dose: After your first-dose vaccination, you'll receive instructions by e-mail about arranging for your second dose. More about second dose vaccinations »
We also offer special one-week vaccination sites in selected communities. Schedule an appointment above for quicker service at these pop-up sites, or make an appointment when you arrive (same-day appointments are usually available).
Local Vaccination Providers
Many hospitals, private healthcare providers and pharmacies have also received COVID-19 vaccine. Contact a provider directly to find out about cost and the availability of appointments.
COVID-19 Centers of Excellence
The Mississippi State Department of Health has designated selected health systems as COVID-19 Centers of Excellence for their commitment to vaccination, treatment and equitable access.
Host a Local Vaccination Event
MSDH will assist organizations, cities, groups or individuals interested in holding a COVID-19 vaccination event in their community, particularly in rural or minority communities with less access to COVID-19 vaccinations. Call the Mississippi COVID-19 Hotline at 877-978-6453 for more details, or e-mail VaccineEvent@msdh.ms.gov
After You Are Vaccinated
MSDH does not provide replacement vaccination cards, but our MyIR online service lets you view your immunization records, including records of COVID-19 vaccinations, and print them if needed. To get started, register with MyIR.
If you find errors in your vaccination record, contact the MSDH Immunization Office about corrections: 601-576-7751
Do You Need a Mask After Vaccination?
If you are fully vaccinated you can start doing many day-to-day activities safely without a mask or social distancing.
- Indoor gatherings with fully vaccinated people are safe without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart.
- Indoor gatherings with unvaccinated people may be safe without masks or staying 6 feet apart if the unvaccinated people are not at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19.
- Outdoor gatherings and activities without a mask are safe if they are small. For large, crowded events, wearing a mask is still safest.