Aberdeen, MSwtva.com

Aberdeen working to improve access to vaccine

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - The City of Aberdeen has joined forces with several churches and a local medical clinic to improve vaccine availability. Mayor Charles Scott, along with Eunice Crump of the Aberdeen Health Clinic, wants to ensure everyone who wants a vaccine in Aberdeen can get one. She is...
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Monroe County, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

COVID vaccinations available at several Monroe County locations

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to the public at no cost from select pharmacies and providers in Monroe County. According to the Mississippi State Department of Health’s website, places providing COVID vaccinations in Monroe County include Walgreens, Corner Drug Company and Amory Discount Pharmacy in Amory. They are also available...
Hamilton, ALmyjrpaper.com

Inmate vaccines begin in Hamilton

The Alabama Department of Corrections began vaccinations for inmates at in the Hamilton Aged & Infirmed facility and the Hamilton Work Release Center on Monday, April 12. Distribution is being prioritized for facilities which house the most vulnerable inmates. ADOC intends to inoculate entire facilities at one time rather than focus on particular age groups or demographics.
Aberdeen, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Aberdeen kicks off School District Vaccination Challenge

ABERDEEN – Time will tell if it catches on like 2014’s viral Ice Bucket Challenge, but the Aberdeen School District threw down the gauntlet last week in challenging teachers and staff in other school districts to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. Teachers, nurses and administrators posted a video through Aberdeen High...
Detroit, ALStars and Stripes

Military personnel to assist at Detroit vaccination site

Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge. See more staff and wire stories here. Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter here. Please support our journalism with a subscription. More than 220 Defense Department military and support personnel are expected at Ford Field...
Monroe County, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Public vaccination sites plan changes for Monroe County

ABERDEEN – County officials are not optimistic of drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination sites in Monroe County due to changes in policy regarding the manpower to administer them. Monroe County Emergency Management Agency Director Donna Sanderson explained complications to the original plan during March 1’s board of supervisors meeting. “I talked to...
Winfield, ALwbrc.com

ADPH offers guidance for those who are fully vaccinated

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - As COVID-19 vaccinations continue across the country, many are wondering what they can and cannot do once they’re fully vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control was supposed to release that guidance this week. District Medical Officer for the Alabama Department of Public Health stopped short of...
Alabama Statewtva.com

Emergency responders in Alabama react to getting coronavirus vaccine

SULLIGENT, Ala. (WTVA) -- Emergency responders in Alabama including police officers and firefighters became eligible to receive coronavirus vaccines toward the end of January. Some people WTVA got to talk with said they received both shots of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine, but they said some of their fellow workers decided not to get it at all.
Mississippi StateThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

New COVID-19 strain detected as cases numbers begin to decline

On Monday, Feb. 15, the Mississippi State Department of Health(MSDH) announced that a new, more contagious variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Mississippi. The B.1.1.7 UK strain made its way into Mississippi just as case numbers were beginning to decline thanks to more widespread vaccine access. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are both expected to be effective against the more aggressive strain.
Itawamba County, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Supervisor pushing for Itawamba COVID-19 vaccine location

Supervisor Eric Hughes informed the Itawamba County Board of Supervisors at their Jan. 19 meeting that he has been working with legislators to get a vaccination location in Itawamba County. During a phone call received by Hughes during the meeting, Representative Donnie Bell elaborated, saying that Mississippi State Health Officer...
Marion County, ALwvtm13.com

Teachers in Marion County Schools get COVID-19 vaccine

HAMILTON, Ala. — A lot of teachers in Alabama are still waiting to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but in Marion County Schools educators and school employees have already had an opportunity to roll up their sleeve. Patrick Sutton, School Safety Coordinator for Marion County Schools, talked to WVTM 13's Sarah...
Monroe County, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Monroe Regional Hospital administers first doses of public COVID-19 vaccines

ABERDEEN – Last week, Monroe Regional Hospital was inundated with people 75 and older eligible to receive the first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations for the public. The demand, however, greatly exceeded the supply of the Moderna vaccine allocated to the hospital by the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH). Hospital...
Mississippi StateThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Next vaccine shipment coming soon

As of January 16, Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports that 109,354 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to residents statewide. Of those, 9,588 are second doses needed to complete vaccination. Itawamba County accounted for 478 of those doses. Dr. Wes Pitts, Director of Pharmacy at North...
Mississippi Statewtva.com

Coronavirus vaccines now given at some MS hospitals

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) -- If you qualify, you can get the vaccine at a number of Mississippi hospitals. People who can receive vaccines now are those 65 and older, per Governor Reeves' announcement on Tuesday, January 12. The Monroe Regional Hospital in Monroe County is one of several hospitals in...
Monroe County, MSThe Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Monroe Regional Hospital to begin COVID-19 vaccinations for 75+ age group

ABERDEEN – Monroe Regional Hospital CEO Chris Chandler said vaccinations for COVID-19 will begin Jan. 12 for people in the 75 and older age category. The vaccinations will be given in the outpatient area of the hospital’s medical plaza, located at 502 Jackson St., by appointment only. Vaccinations will be...
Marion County, ALmyjrpaper.com

First vaccines administered in Marion County

WINFIELD - The Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 is being actively administered in Marion County. Northwest Medical Center (NMC) in Winfield began vaccinations early Tuesday morning, Dec. 22, for those at “very high-risk” COVID-19 exposure. NMC Chief Nursing Officer Mari Jane Rogers was the first person to receive the vaccine in Marion County.