STATEWIDE, Miss (WTVA) -- People should have a much better experience navigating the coronavirus vaccine lines when you go to get the shot. Governor Reeves and other leaders discussed this and other plans they have to make sure people can get the vaccine and keep wait times down.
“We do currently believe that if you got a first dose of Moderna, you need to get a second dose of Moderna, if you got a first dose of Pfizer, you need to get a second dose of Pfizer,” Reeves said.
He said part of that responsibility is on the people to make sure they get the right shots.
“As we move into the next couple of weeks, we’re not only going to have first doses and first dose appointments that we’re running through our own sites, we’ll also have second doses coming online with both Pfizer and Moderna.
Major General Boyles of the National Guard commented on the number of people coming to the vaccination sites and how they are working to keep lines moving.
“I’m pleased with the way the traffic moves through the sites. Governor, I will tell you we have capacity to build on that and to keep the traffic moving efficiently while we’re adding more lanes and more opportunities for folks to get shots,” Boyles said.
He said a limiting factor is simply space. He doesn’t think there will be a limiting situation at the sites, it’s just how many shots people can put into arms.
Reeves also explained two-thirds of private vaccine providers in the state are not meeting the 65% quota. He said more vaccinations will only go to places that give more than 65% of their total vaccinations. He said he is hoping those doing less than that will soon improve.
“I am hopeful that many of those that were under 50 percent on Friday last week are doing better now.”