MSDH: 52,000 vaccination appointments set for next two weeks

MSDH: 52,000 vaccination appointments set for next two weeks
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi’s vaccination centers promise to be busy in the coming weeks, with some 52,000 vaccination appointments set through the next two weeks.

The Mississippi State Department of Health tweeted the news Wednesday night.

“This accounts for all available vaccine until new supplies arrive in February,” the tweet states. “No new appointments accepted now, but second doses may still be scheduled.”

MSDH announces 52,000 vaccination appointments set for next two weeks.
MSDH announces 52,000 vaccination appointments set for next two weeks. (Source: WLBT)

On Wednesday, MSDH announced that it would not be allowing any more appointments for the vaccination, saying all the available supplies had been spoken for.

“The intensity of immediate demand did exceed capacity,” State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said in a Wednesday tweet.

Through January 14, 77,223 people in Mississippi had received their first dose of the vaccine. Another 8,606 had received the first and second doses.

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