STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- Mississippi State plans to being qualifying employees next week for coronavirus vaccines.
The university has been making plans to serve as a COVID-19 vaccination site.
MSU Emergency Manager Brent Crocker says they will administer a limited supply of Pfizer vaccines.
He says the school will continue to request additional doses until all MSU employees wanting the vaccine receive it.
A formal request has been submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Mississippi State Department of Health to allow Mississippi State to administer vaccines not to just employees, but to students as well.
Crocker says employees and students are encouraged to continue to receive the vaccine from any authorized provider once they are eligible.
The university is following MSDH guidance for a phased rollout until more vaccines become available. Those currently eligible to receive vaccinations at the new MSU campus location—a drive-thru site in the parking lot behind the Longest Student Health Center include:
Employees who are age 50 and older.
Employees 18-64 with underlying medical conditions.
Employees who are teachers/staff/employees in K-12, preschool or childcare settings.
Employees who are first responders (including law enforcement, public safety, fire services, and emergency management officials).
Those who meet current eligibility criteria may register for a vaccine at https://covidvaccine.msstate.edu/ with their MSU NetID and NetPassword.
Please wait until your eligibility group is announced by the MSDH before accessing the website or visiting the vaccination area.
Online registration is required.
For more on the MSU vaccination plan, you can click here.