State Suspends Coronavirus Vaccination Appointments

Mississippi's accelerated schedule for coronavirus vaccinations has exhausted the state's supply of vaccine. The Health Department says appointment scheduling has been suspended until a new shipment of vaccine arrives-- probably in mid-February. Thousands of Mississippians 65 and older and people 18 and up with pre-existing medical conditions have overwhelmed the vaccination appointment website and the state's COVID-19 hotline since Governor Reeves announced Tuesday that those people could start signing up for the shots. The Health Department says all of the vaccine it has is now committed for appointments that run through next week.