Some helpful tips before getting a coronavirus shot

Here are some things to know before going to get a coronavirus shot

Posted: Apr 5, 2021 11:11 PM
Updated: Apr 7, 2021 10:54 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Before going to get your coronavirus shot, there are a few things you need to know.

The Healthworks building in Tupelo is closed down, but North Mississippi Medical Clinics are using it as a vaccination site.

Lady talking in front of the Healthworks building's giant brain.

"If you compare the vaccine to what COVID has done, it's a no-brainer," Family Physician Bonnie Basler of West Tuppelo Medical Clinic said.

She said that on the day of, you can help make the process faster by wearing a short-sleeve shirt.

She wanted to further encourage people to get a coronavirus vaccine.

"It was very smooth," Helen Long of Saltillo said. Long explained she was a nurse at North Mississippi Medical Center for 37 years, and being able to get the vaccine was important to her.

Long explained that people getting their second coronavirus shot have to bring a certain paper.

"They gave a little card that had the information for the second shot, and then emailed it to us, so we needed to bring that with us."

Basler spoke to WTVA at the closed down Healthworks building.

"I won't say we'll turn you away, but you'll want to bring it so we'll have clear documentation," Basler said, explaining it would likely be OK, but more difficult if a person forgets or lost their card

She said even if a person does happen to lose their card, medical staff should still have documentation of the first dose in the state registry system.

Long said if people have a fear of long needles not to worry, gesturing that they are short, painless, and the experience is over quickly.

Anyone 16 and over can get a vaccine now in Mississippi. People who are under 18 need to bring a parent.

To register for a coronavirus vaccine, please see the big red box on WTVA's homepage.

 

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 307519

Reported Deaths: 7096
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto20772248
Hinds19888408
Harrison17489302
Rankin13311275
Jackson13097243
Madison9895210
Lee9856169
Jones8290160
Forrest7523146
Lauderdale7187237
Lowndes6262144
Lamar610584
Lafayette6027117
Washington5280132
Bolivar4769129
Oktibbeha455297
Panola4442103
Pearl River4419139
Warren4280118
Marshall4273100
Pontotoc416472
Monroe4057132
Union403675
Neshoba3987176
Lincoln3869108
Hancock372085
Leflore3468124
Sunflower329389
Tate322681
Pike3180104
Scott310572
Yazoo304368
Alcorn297764
Itawamba296776
Copiah292965
Coahoma289677
Simpson287484
Tippah284668
Prentiss275659
Marion265779
Wayne261341
Leake261073
Grenada254982
Covington254580
Adams245882
Newton244859
George237847
Winston225981
Tishomingo222067
Jasper219748
Attala213273
Chickasaw204857
Holmes186471
Clay182454
Stone179131
Clarke176876
Tallahatchie175240
Calhoun163230
Yalobusha158836
Smith158534
Walthall130543
Greene129433
Lawrence126223
Noxubee125933
Montgomery125542
Perry125138
Carroll120826
Amite120041
Webster113432
Jefferson Davis105432
Tunica102525
Claiborne101330
Benton97225
Kemper95226
Humphreys94332
Franklin81823
Quitman78916
Choctaw72817
Jefferson64828
Wilkinson64727
Sharkey49617
Issaquena1686
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 518899

Reported Deaths: 10712
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson753641487
Mobile37763798
Madison33859494
Tuscaloosa25266443
Montgomery23962565
Shelby23106238
Baldwin20631300
Lee15524165
Calhoun14284311
Morgan14139268
Etowah13662345
Marshall11957219
Houston10380278
Elmore9993200
Limestone9811147
Cullman9470188
St. Clair9426234
Lauderdale9215227
DeKalb8746181
Talladega8058171
Walker7087275
Jackson6754110
Autauga6723103
Blount6483135
Colbert6203130
Coffee5399112
Dale4767110
Russell428838
Franklin419982
Chilton4083109
Covington4053114
Tallapoosa3893146
Escambia387674
Dallas3527149
Chambers3499122
Clarke346360
Marion3065100
Pike305875
Lawrence295395
Winston272372
Bibb256258
Marengo248661
Geneva245875
Pickens232959
Barbour224755
Hale218775
Butler212266
Fayette208960
Henry187844
Cherokee182044
Randolph176941
Monroe171440
Washington164038
Macon154548
Clay149354
Crenshaw149257
Cleburne146041
Lamar139234
Lowndes136453
Wilcox124327
Bullock121340
Conecuh109028
Perry107926
Sumter102932
Coosa99228
Greene90734
Choctaw58724
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