State Reopens Vaccination Appointments

Governor Reeves announced Monday that some new appointments were available for coronavirus vaccinations in Mississippi next week.  He says 20-thousand appointments were loaded into the system Monday but said during an afternoon press conference that they were going fast.  The state says the online registration site and the call center have both been improved to minimize the problems that many Mississippians experienced last week as they tried unsuccessfully to get appointments.  It says the website has undergone a surge test showing it's now capable of handling 6000 users at the same time. And there shouldn't be any more busy signals on the hotline and shorter wait times.  Some the vaccine that was set aside for nursing homes in Mississippi is now being repurposed for the general population because the state says the federal government over-allocated vaccine to those long term care facilities.