Governor says Mississippi has reached major milestone in vaccine distribution

Mississippi's governor said the state has surpassed a quarter of a million vaccines and is working to get more doses.

Posted: Feb 3, 2021 9:10 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said the state has surpassed a quarter of a million vaccines and is working to get more doses. 

He called the news a major milestone during a public briefing on Tuesday.

Despite logistical challenges, the governor said Mississippi will supply 30,000 to 49,000 doses of the vaccine this week, with 60,000 more to come in the weeks ahead.

"As you know, the state-run sites have an even more logistical challenge this week when compared to last week and the week before that,” he said. “Because now, we're not only providing first doses at our vaccination sites, we're now also providing second doses."

This week there have already been approximately 30,000 first-dose appointments and approximately 19,000 second-dose appointments. This could cause some logistical problems at some sites, he said.

He has been in contact with President Joe Biden's administration about efforts to get more doses into the state.

"The primary take away from that particular call is what we've been saying in Mississippi for quite some time, and that is we really need the administration to focus on the supply issues, focus on manufacturing of the vaccine much more so than distribution."

Reeves said he believes the administration will likely increase vaccine supply a little bit next week by partnering in an additional federal pharmacy program aimed at fighting racial disparities in getting the vaccine.

Because Mississippi is a very rural state, the governor said this could make it hard to place additional vaccines in some areas.

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Mississippi COVID-19 vaccination report (updated daily by MSDH). Report listed beneath "Statewide COVID-19 Data and Reports."

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 319948

Reported Deaths: 7371
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto22285267
Hinds20719421
Harrison18431317
Rankin13901282
Jackson13718248
Madison10263224
Lee10059176
Jones8467167
Forrest7832153
Lauderdale7261242
Lowndes6517150
Lamar635188
Lafayette6313121
Washington5425137
Bolivar4841133
Panola4670110
Oktibbeha466198
Pearl River4605147
Marshall4574105
Warren4440121
Pontotoc425873
Monroe4157135
Union415777
Neshoba4063179
Lincoln4008112
Hancock386987
Leflore3515125
Tate342486
Sunflower339491
Pike3371111
Alcorn327272
Scott320374
Yazoo314171
Adams308086
Itawamba305178
Copiah299966
Coahoma298784
Simpson298589
Tippah291968
Prentiss284161
Leake272074
Marion271280
Covington267283
Wayne264642
Grenada264087
George252251
Newton248663
Tishomingo231868
Winston230181
Jasper222148
Attala215073
Chickasaw210559
Holmes190474
Stone188433
Clay187954
Tallahatchie180041
Clarke178980
Calhoun174132
Yalobusha167840
Smith164134
Walthall135347
Greene131834
Lawrence131124
Montgomery128643
Noxubee128034
Perry127238
Amite126242
Carroll122330
Webster115032
Jefferson Davis108234
Tunica108127
Claiborne103130
Benton102325
Humphreys97533
Kemper96629
Franklin85023
Quitman82216
Choctaw79118
Wilkinson69632
Jefferson66228
Sharkey50917
Issaquena1696
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 548657

Reported Deaths: 11306
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson810031566
Mobile42105831
Madison35690525
Tuscaloosa26173458
Shelby25607254
Montgomery25081614
Baldwin21868314
Lee16278176
Calhoun14719327
Morgan14629285
Etowah14175364
Marshall12453230
Houston10781287
Elmore10293214
Limestone10179157
St. Clair10162251
Cullman9952201
Lauderdale9603250
DeKalb8972190
Talladega8460184
Walker7338280
Autauga7241113
Blount6945139
Jackson6932113
Colbert6413140
Coffee5635127
Dale4928116
Russell454841
Chilton4476116
Franklin431382
Covington4275122
Tallapoosa4138155
Escambia401680
Chambers3728124
Dallas3607158
Clarke353061
Marion3240107
Pike314378
Lawrence3133100
Winston283472
Bibb268564
Geneva257981
Marengo250565
Pickens236962
Barbour234559
Hale227278
Butler224271
Fayette218862
Henry194543
Randolph187544
Cherokee187345
Monroe180041
Washington170539
Macon163051
Clay160059
Crenshaw155957
Cleburne153444
Lamar146837
Lowndes142254
Wilcox126930
Bullock124342
Conecuh113630
Coosa111729
Perry108626
Sumter105732
Greene93634
Choctaw62125
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