STATEWIDE, Miss (WTVA) -- Governor Reeves said in a Facebook press conference that more shots will be coming soon, and workers are working hard to streamline the process of getting the coronavirus vaccines.
People waiting to get their first or their second coronavirus vaccine should soon get their chance, and someone should now answer the coronavirus hotline much sooner. That's just some of the topics the governor and healthcare leaders covered.
“We can give as many people as possible a chance to get in line,” Reeves said.
The governor explained the demand is greater for vaccines now than there are vaccines available, but that should soon change. He said right, the state has seen a victory.
“We celebrated a major milestone over the weekend with more than 100,000 Mississippians receiving vaccinations for COVID-19",” Reeves said. “We have administered 105,228 first doses. We have 9,719 Mississippians who are fully vaccinated. So, we’ve administered 114,947 total doses in our state.”
Concerning a low number of vaccines, he said some of them will come from the long-term care facility allotment.
“It appears that the Federal Pharmacy Program over-allocated to that particular program relative to the number of individuals that are actually going to take it, Reeves said.”
“We’ve already convinced them to give us an additional 5,100 doses, and we hope to get about that many more this week. We’re working through this process.”
MEMA Director Gregory Michel added the online registering experience should be much quicker for people now.
He said people should expect a better experience with the phones as well.
He added people should not get a busy signal anymore, and your wait times should be much lower.