vaccinations

Pentagon: US troops must get their COVID-19 vaccines ASAP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military troops must immediately begin to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a memo Wednesday, ordering service leaders to “impose ambitious timelines for implementation.” More than 800,000 service members have yet to get…

US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers

By ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) - The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the coronavirus. That's according to a White House official who previewed the developing…

Fully-vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

Fully-vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials. The recommendations also say that vaccinated people can come together in the same way with people…

COVID-19 vaccinations continue at the Coast Coliseum

Harrison County has the fourth highest COVID vaccination rate in Mississippi, following only behind Hinds County and two other nearby counties. According to the latest information released today by the Mississippi Department of Health, Harrison County has…

Fighting COVID-19 on several fronts in Mississippi

The vaccinations are rolling out across the state, but COVID cases are still surging in Mississippi. With today’s latest report from the state health department making January the second deadliest month so far for coronavirus deaths in…

Vaccinations for the new school year

With school right around the corner it is important to remember to get your children immunized. Vaccinations for several diseases are required before the school year starts for all first-time students entering school in Mississippi. Those required vaccinations are: diphtheria,…

Vaccine Exemption Bill Dies in Senate

A bill that would allow medical exemptions of vaccinations died in committee. The bill, which passed the House, would have removed the requirement that the health department approved a doctor’s request for vaccination exemptions. State senators who squashed the bill…

MS Ranks #1 in Number of Children Vaccinated

Mississippi is near the bottom on a lot of lists, but we're number one in the number of vaccinated children, but at least one group is lobbying to leave the choice to vaccinate or not up to the parents.