JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson received 3,900 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Monday.
UMMC’s allotment consisted of 780 vials, each able to yield five doses of the vaccine.
UMMC receives its first batch of the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 14, 2020. | Source: UMMC
The doses are being stored in an on-campus ultra-cold freezer.
Mississippi was to initially receive 25,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine with more doses coming in the weeks and months to follow.
Health workers are a top priority to receive the initial vaccinations.
The general public may not get the vaccine until the spring or summer of next year, the Associated Press reported.
WTVA contacted the North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC) in Tupelo about its initial shipment; however, NMMC is currently not ready to confirm that information.