Mississippi makes COVID-19 vaccine available to all residents
All Mississippi residents will be eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine starting Tuesday, Gov. Tate Reeves (R) announced Monday.
Details: Almost 10,000 appointments will be available in the next three weeks, according to Reeves.
- The state has already extended eligibility to cover everyone 50 or older. The governor urged those residents to "Lock [appointments] down TODAY!" on Twitter.
- "Get your shot friends - and let’s get back to normal!" Reeves tweeted.
- No vaccine has been authorized yet for children in the U.S. so likely only those 16 and over are eligible.
The big picture: About 20% of Mississippians have gotten at least one shot as of Sunday, per a New York Times tracker. 11% have been fully vaccinated.
- On Monday, Connecticut also announced plans to open the vaccine to everyone 16 and older by April 5, the Hartford Courant reports.