Health departments now have COVID-19 vaccine boosters

Published 5:00 pm Tuesday, November 30, 2021

The Mississippi Department of Health says eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots has been expanded to all adults 18 and over, and appointments for boosters can now be made at all county health department clinics for those who qualify. Make an appointment by visiting the website https://covidvaccine.ums.edu or by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 877-978-6453.

The MSDH stated that booster shots “help maintain your immunity, which may decrease over time” and you can get a booster shot of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine if you are at least 18 years old and you are vaccinated with two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, and it’s been at least six months since your last shot of either vaccine; or, you are vaccinated with one shot of Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, and it’s been at least two months since your last shot.

The date of your last shot will be verified when you arrive to receive your booster shot.

COVID-19 vaccines are available at numerous other providers statewide, including pharmacies and clinics. Go to www.vaccines.gov/search/ to find locations near you where you can receive first and second COVID-19 shots, as well as additional COVID-19 shots for weakened immune systems and boosters.

MSDH also has first and second shots of COVID-19 vaccine available at county health departments. Remember to bring your COVID-19 vaccine card to your appointment, if available.

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