Governor Tate Reeves has announced the decision to allow vulnerable Mississippians to have access sooner than expected to the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning January 11, individuals 75 and older will have availability to the vaccine. On January 18, Mississippians 65 and older will have the next available access.
Executive order 1535 is still in effect until 5 p.m. January 15th, 2021.
As of now, 78 of Mississippi’s 82 counties are under mask mandates.
“The most important task that we have is getting the vaccine out to the public. That is our only way out of all this,” Governor Tate Reeves said. “I still believe everyone should continue to take social distancing seriously.”