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Vaccination location moved in Tupelo

A coronavirus vaccination site in Tupelo is now in a new location to allow more for space.

Posted: Jan 11, 2021 7:52 PM

TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) -- People in Tupelo now must go to a new location to get their Moderna coronavirus vaccination. Instead of doing getting vaccinations at the Lee County Health Department, people must now go to the Mall at Barnes Crossing. The site is in the Sear’s building parking lot right beside Hobby Lobby.

“It’s going on, we’re getting closer.”

People pulling up to get their coronavirus vaccine in the mall parking lot. Photo taken 01-11-20.

A long, long line wrapped around the side of the mall on Monday, but that wasn’t going to discourage Jerry Palmer from getting his coronavirus vaccine. He said one reason for the line was a delay that morning.

“[I] had an appointment at 2:40, but I got emails and texts from the health department saying that it would be late,” Palmer said.

He explained the unexpected delay affected everyone who had appointments on Monday. The reason for it was one Mississippi doesn’t see too often: snow.

One lady waiting on Monday told WTVA they were supposed to start vaccinating at 8:00 A.M. on Monday, but the weather delayed the National Guard medics from giving the vaccinations until at least 11:00 A.M. Palmer added the Health Department gave them one guarantee.

“If you had your appointment, you would get a shot today.”

Lieutenant Jonathan Chaney and his team are working the vaccination site. He said they expected a big day.

“We anticipate on vaccinating around 400 people today at this site,” Chaney said.

Just a short time later, he said it looks like they’ll vaccinate many more than that.

One of the National Guardsmen said that earlier in the day, several people were confused about where to go for the vaccination since it moved to the mall parking lot. He said they apparently found out all around the same time, because the line was wrapped around the building, all the way back to JC Penney.

Ultimately the reason for the move to the new location was simply space. By moving to the mall parking lot, the National Guard could serve many more people at once.

“We anticipate it to get smoother and easier every day,” Chaney said.

An EMA worker told WTVA the site will be doing vaccinations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 at night.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 315026

Reported Deaths: 7257
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto21684260
Hinds20385416
Harrison17973309
Rankin13650278
Jackson13456246
Madison10130217
Lee9988174
Jones8388163
Forrest7701152
Lauderdale7198240
Lowndes6411148
Lamar624686
Lafayette6210119
Washington5342134
Bolivar4804132
Oktibbeha463298
Panola4601107
Pearl River4524146
Marshall4454103
Warren4397121
Pontotoc421172
Monroe4120133
Union411276
Neshoba4033176
Lincoln3972110
Hancock380287
Leflore3500125
Sunflower336490
Tate335484
Pike3330105
Scott316773
Alcorn313670
Yazoo311870
Itawamba300877
Copiah297865
Coahoma295979
Simpson295388
Tippah289068
Adams288682
Prentiss280360
Marion269680
Leake268673
Wayne262941
Grenada261987
Covington260381
George249448
Newton246963
Winston227881
Tishomingo227567
Jasper221148
Attala214473
Chickasaw208457
Holmes189174
Clay185654
Stone183033
Tallahatchie179041
Clarke178180
Calhoun170932
Yalobusha164838
Smith162734
Walthall134345
Greene130633
Lawrence129324
Montgomery127242
Noxubee126734
Perry126338
Amite123142
Carroll121929
Webster114532
Jefferson Davis107233
Tunica105726
Claiborne102530
Benton100125
Humphreys96733
Kemper95828
Franklin83923
Quitman81116
Choctaw76418
Wilkinson67631
Jefferson65728
Sharkey50217
Issaquena1686
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 540267

Reported Deaths: 11038
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson798791529
Mobile41295809
Madison35175506
Tuscaloosa25932455
Shelby25309249
Montgomery24736593
Baldwin21422310
Lee15997172
Calhoun14577319
Morgan14431280
Etowah13927353
Marshall12280225
Houston10650282
Elmore10158206
Limestone10075151
St. Clair9955245
Cullman9773194
Lauderdale9465243
DeKalb8866188
Talladega8344176
Walker7261278
Autauga7010108
Jackson6840112
Blount6776139
Colbert6322135
Coffee5583118
Dale4878113
Russell445938
Chilton4383113
Franklin426382
Covington4138118
Tallapoosa4044153
Escambia395177
Chambers3598123
Dallas3569153
Clarke351561
Marion3140101
Pike312077
Lawrence303698
Winston275873
Bibb264864
Geneva254178
Marengo249865
Pickens234862
Barbour232056
Hale224078
Butler219069
Fayette213162
Henry190043
Cherokee184845
Randolph182542
Monroe178241
Washington167839
Macon161350
Clay157257
Crenshaw153657
Cleburne149641
Lamar143336
Lowndes140753
Wilcox127430
Bullock123342
Conecuh110829
Coosa109228
Perry107826
Sumter105032
Greene92634
Choctaw61024
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