Health Dept: Weekly vaccine allocation remains consistent

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi is expecting to receive around 37,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine this week from the federal government.

Department of Health spokesperson Liz Sharlot said that’s the same allocation the state has received for the last several weeks. Sharlot said officials haven’t noticed any changes to Mississippi’s vaccine allocation in the last week since newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden took office.

Mississippi is using 19 drive-thru facilities, clinics and hospitals to complete vaccinations. Those 65 and older, health care workers and those who are at least 16 and have health conditions that might make them more vulnerable to the virus are now eligible.

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