Vaccine

COVID vaccine available for those over 75 in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Those ages 75 and older in Mississippi are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Officials said residents can get vaccinated at 18 high-volume drive-through sites and at private clinics throughout the state. Appointments can be…

Update on COVID-19 vaccine in Mississippi

There are over 1,300 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in hospitals and the Mississippi State Department of Health hopes that the vaccine will lower that number. Mississippi is currently still in phase one of vaccinations. 120,000 doses have…

Biloxi VA receives Moderna vaccine

After originally expecting to receive their shipment of the Moderna vaccine Monday morning to being told the vaccine would come Wednesday to now receiving it earlier today, the Biloxi Veterans Affairs Medical Center has finally administered the…

US panel endorses widespread use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. government advisory panel has endorsed Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, in a major step toward an epic vaccination campaign that could finally conquer the outbreak. The Food and Drug…

Coronavirus vaccine heading to Mississippi

Mississippi is receiving it first round of coronavirus vaccines, but who will have access to the vaccine first? Nine hundred and seventy-five doses of the coronavirus vaccine will be sent to Memorial Hospital in Gulfport this weekend…

First COVID vaccine administered in the UK

UK health authorities began rolling out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine today, starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain momentum as more serums win approval. The first recipient was Margaret…

US regulators post positive review of Pfizer vaccine data

By MATTHEW PERRONE and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Documents released by U.S. regulators Tuesday confirmed that Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was strongly protective against COVID-19 -- offering the world’s first detailed look at the evidence behind…

Dow crests 30,000 points on vaccine hopes, Biden transition

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 30,000 points for the first time Tuesday as investors were encouraged by the latest progress on developing coronavirus vaccines and news that the transition of power in the U.S.…

COVID-19 vaccine availability in Mississippi

A coronavirus vaccine could be available to healthcare workers and first responders in Mississippi as soon as next month. State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Beyers said Mississippi has been tentatively approved to receive an initial round of 183,000…