Coronavirus vaccines now given at some MS hospitals

A Moderna coronvirus vaccine box. Photo taken 01-12-20.

A number of Mississippi hospitals are now giving coronavirus vaccines. One such hospital is the Monroe Regional Hospital in Aberdeen.

Posted: Jan 12, 2021 7:01 PM
Updated: Jan 12, 2021 7:45 PM

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) -- If you qualify, you can get the vaccine at a number of Mississippi hospitals.

People who can receive vaccines now are those 65 and older, per Governor Reeves' announcement on Tuesday, January 12.

The Monroe Regional Hospital in Monroe County is one of several hospitals in Mississippi to start giving the coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday. People register at this hospital must register by phone. Workers told WTVA there is no website to register.

“It feels alright,” vaccine recipient Ed White said after getting shot one of two at the hospital.

He said the process wasn’t too hard at all.

“Came in the office, signed my name, and filled out some papers, and went and got the shot.”

“We’re gonna give around 300 doses initially. We’ve given about 150 since we started with healthcare professionals until now with the 75 and older,” Vaccine Coordinator Morgan Allen said.

“It’s gone very well,” she said, describing the first day.

Allen added all appointments are booked through Thursday, but said that people do sometimes cancel.

She explained new patients have to fill out new paperwork, and that caused the longest wait.

“It takes a little bit of time, but after that, we haven’t had anybody that’s had to wait very long, waiting to get the vaccine,” Allen said.

She added there is one way to sign up for the vaccine at Monroe Regional Hospital: Call. You cannot register online at Monroe Regional Hospital.

One WTVA reporter tried calling the number, and a lady picked up immediately.

“They just call here and they’ll get our outpatient number back there, and they will get ‘em scheduled,” Allen said.

Allen explained the hospital is trying to vaccinate 65-70 people per day.

She said workers update the hospital’s Facebook page as they get new information. The link to the hospital’s Facebook page is here.

For White, by getting the vaccine, he felt like he was doing his part.

“I’m 89 years old and I’m supposed to have it, so I got it.”

Monroe Regional Hospital closes between noon and 1:00 p.m. for lunch, but outside of that, workers will give coronavirus vaccines Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. AND 4 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. until 3 in the afternoon.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 319511

Reported Deaths: 7368
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto22267267
Hinds20657421
Harrison18401317
Rankin13868282
Jackson13681248
Madison10239224
Lee10052176
Jones8458167
Forrest7824153
Lauderdale7257242
Lowndes6501150
Lamar634088
Lafayette6303121
Washington5419136
Bolivar4836133
Panola4665110
Oktibbeha466098
Pearl River4600147
Marshall4572105
Warren4440121
Pontotoc425073
Union415677
Monroe4155135
Neshoba4059179
Lincoln4008112
Hancock386487
Leflore3515125
Tate342386
Sunflower339391
Pike3368111
Alcorn324272
Scott319774
Yazoo314171
Adams305886
Itawamba305078
Copiah299666
Coahoma298484
Simpson298189
Tippah291868
Prentiss283661
Leake271774
Marion271280
Covington267283
Wayne264442
Grenada264087
George252051
Newton248663
Tishomingo231268
Winston229981
Jasper222148
Attala215073
Chickasaw210559
Holmes190374
Clay187754
Stone187433
Tallahatchie180041
Clarke178980
Calhoun174032
Yalobusha167840
Smith164034
Walthall135347
Greene131833
Lawrence131024
Montgomery128643
Noxubee128034
Perry126738
Amite126242
Carroll122330
Webster115032
Jefferson Davis108033
Tunica108027
Claiborne103130
Benton102325
Humphreys97533
Kemper96629
Franklin85023
Quitman81916
Choctaw79118
Wilkinson69432
Jefferson66228
Sharkey50917
Issaquena1696
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 548323

Reported Deaths: 11288
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson809531565
Mobile42066826
Madison35663525
Tuscaloosa26162458
Shelby25595254
Montgomery25081612
Baldwin21839313
Lee16265176
Calhoun14718325
Morgan14626285
Etowah14171363
Marshall12449230
Houston10764288
Elmore10295213
Limestone10182157
St. Clair10160251
Cullman9941201
Lauderdale9596249
DeKalb8967189
Talladega8458184
Walker7335280
Autauga7230113
Blount6944139
Jackson6922113
Colbert6414140
Coffee5627127
Dale4929114
Russell454941
Chilton4472116
Franklin431083
Covington4273122
Tallapoosa4136155
Escambia401780
Chambers3726124
Dallas3607156
Clarke352961
Marion3242106
Pike314078
Lawrence3129100
Winston283572
Bibb268464
Geneva257581
Marengo250665
Pickens236862
Barbour234659
Hale226878
Butler224071
Fayette218162
Henry193843
Cherokee187245
Randolph187044
Monroe179341
Washington170439
Macon162951
Clay160159
Crenshaw155657
Cleburne153244
Lamar146537
Lowndes142054
Wilcox127030
Bullock124242
Conecuh113430
Coosa111429
Perry108626
Sumter105732
Greene93534
Choctaw62025
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