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: 259117

Reported Deaths: 5668
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto17331186
Hinds16373328
Harrison13731199
Rankin10854217
Jackson10557187
Lee8922141
Madison8335166
Jones6483112
Forrest6038120
Lauderdale5965187
Lowndes5425118
Lafayette503193
Lamar490865
Washington4826124
Bolivar4024109
Oktibbeha397681
Panola374680
Pontotoc369855
Monroe3591105
Warren3569100
Union348063
Marshall347769
Neshoba3413152
Pearl River3329103
Leflore3059107
Lincoln299386
Sunflower288271
Hancock282559
Tate274362
Alcorn267454
Itawamba265260
Pike264679
Scott250847
Prentiss248252
Yazoo247356
Tippah244450
Copiah243949
Coahoma242254
Simpson238368
Leake232966
Grenada220671
Covington215072
Marion215073
Adams207870
Wayne203232
Winston202667
George201939
Newton195044
Attala194659
Tishomingo191661
Chickasaw185744
Jasper174438
Holmes169168
Clay161335
Tallahatchie148235
Stone145921
Clarke141762
Calhoun137621
Smith122725
Yalobusha119134
Walthall112836
Noxubee111423
Greene111029
Montgomery110136
Carroll105321
Lawrence103217
Perry102831
Amite98826
Webster93924
Tunica87421
Claiborne86625
Jefferson Davis85827
Benton83323
Humphreys83324
Kemper78420
Quitman6969
Franklin67115
Choctaw61213
Wilkinson58825
Jefferson55419
Sharkey44017
Issaquena1596
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 429655

Reported Deaths: 6283
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson63040956
Mobile30794557
Madison27486201
Tuscaloosa20996268
Montgomery19352315
Shelby18833120
Baldwin16653184
Lee12749102
Morgan12389119
Etowah11861176
Calhoun11292201
Marshall10290113
Houston8746156
Limestone813276
Cullman8125106
Elmore7999104
DeKalb776599
Lauderdale768698
St. Clair7651121
Talladega6309108
Walker5954174
Jackson586341
Colbert539873
Blount537683
Autauga525755
Coffee450456
Dale402981
Franklin369948
Russell340711
Chilton338966
Covington332668
Escambia326043
Dallas308896
Chambers293170
Clarke287833
Tallapoosa2641107
Pike255230
Marion248953
Lawrence246649
Winston229535
Bibb218847
Geneva205446
Marengo202829
Pickens197531
Hale179542
Barbour176036
Fayette172928
Butler170858
Cherokee161930
Henry156523
Monroe149818
Randolph142135
Washington139126
Clay127645
Crenshaw121544
Cleburne119023
Lamar119021
Macon118637
Lowndes112036
Wilcox105121
Bullock101128
Perry99019
Conecuh95720
Sumter89626
Greene76623
Coosa61015
Choctaw51624
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