The vote Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration panel moves the U.S. closer to vaccinating children ages 5 to 11.
People with picket signs marched through the Mississippi State University campus during the lunch hour on Tuesday, Oct. 26.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has directed state agencies not to cooperate with the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Visit covidvaccine.umc.edu or call the COVID-19 hotline at 877-978-6453 to make an appointment.
The Mississippi State Department of Health updates its report weekly.
Updated - Most employees at Mississippi’s eight public universities will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The state of Mississippi has surpassed 10,000 coronavirus-related deaths. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Monday that 10,024 people have died of COVID-19 or its complications in the state, which has a population of around 3 million.
Moderna says its low-dose COVID-19 vaccine is safe and appears to work in 6- to 11-year-olds.
Pfizer says kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine are safe and nearly 91% effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children.
Updated - A government panel of experts has endorsed extra doses of all three of the nation’s vaccines.
MDOC stopped visitation on July 27 because of a spike in Covid-19 cases in Mississippi.
Kids aged 5 to 11 will soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their pediatrician’s office, local pharmacy and potentially even their school.
Several months after COVID-19 vaccinations were made widely available in the United States, vaccination status continues to disrupt professional and college sports.
Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in an effort to provide flexibility for those seeking to maintain protection against the coronavirus.
The CDC is currently evaluating a "test-to-stay" method in schools, where a student who may have been exposed to Covid-19 can continue to attend school in person instead of quarantining at home, as long as they test negative. CNN's Jacqueline Howard has more.
Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications.
COVID-19 booster shots are an extra dose of the original vaccine, and some experts wonder why they weren't updated to better match the delta variant.
Several school districts have dropped their mandates and made it optional for students to wear masks.
U.S. health advisers are meeting to tackle who needs boosters of Johnson & Johnson's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine and when.
The Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday, Oct. 12 to lift the district's mask mandate.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph extended the order on Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Health experts say it's important to find a mask that's comfortable so you'll actually wear it as the coronavirus continues to circulate
The Food and Drug Administration is wrestling with how to decide on booster doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
One reason America’s employers are having trouble filling jobs was starkly illustrated in a report Tuesday: Americans are quitting in droves.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi has been decreasing.
With many Americans who got Pfizer vaccinations already rolling up their sleeves for a booster shot, millions of others who received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine wait anxiously to learn when it’s their turn.
The governor made the decision in coordination with State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs and MEMA Executive Director Stephen McCraney.
Drugmaker Merck has asked U.S. regulators to authorize its promising antiviral pill against COVID-19, setting the stage for a decision within weeks.
The chairman of Moderna says the company has no plans to share the recipe for its COVID-19 vaccine because executives have concluded that scaling up their own production is the best way to increase the global supply.
The mandate, put in place by Gov. Kathy Hochul, also applies to workers at assisted living homes, hospice care, treatment centers and AIDS home care programs.
Friday’s report from the Labor Department also showed that the unemployment rate sank last month from 5.2% to 4.8%.
The rise in shots comes as more seniors are getting boosters, and employer mandates are pushing workers to take their first doses.
He had ruled out such mandates before taking office in January, but they're now a tactic he feels forced into using.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccination for just about everyone starting with 6-month-old babies.
Pfizer is asking the U.S. government to allow use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11. If regulators agree, shots could begin within a matter of weeks.
Government leaders and employers not wanting to lose momentum are looking at strengthening and expanding vaccine mandates.
The US Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new ad campaign that features real-life selfie videos shot by unvaccinated people, who became seriously ill with Covid-19, in an effort to get more Americans vaccinated. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
A total of 12 shots were given out today.
Johnson & Johnson has asked U.S. regulators to allow booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward shoring up protection in more vaccinated Americans.
Front-line medical workers are growing weary of COVID-19 denial and misinformation in treating unvaccinated patients during the delta-driven surge.
The infusions can help Covid-positive patients avoid hospitalization and severe symptoms.
A decline in COVID-19 cases across the United States over the past several weeks has given overwhelmed hospitals some relief
Mississippi health officials say booster shots for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are now available at all county health department clinics, and people over the age of 65 are a priority for the extra jab.
State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said experts are seeing an ongoing decline in the number of new cases and hospitalizations.
Because of Covid-19, the district has operated under its hybrid model since Sept. 10.
Health experts are worried Americans might have vaccination fatigue, but they still want you to get your flu shot.
The University of Alabama has extended its indoor mask requirement through October 29 to protect against the coronavirus.
The number of first-dose COVID-19 vaccinations is falling in the U.S., despite the spread of vaccine requirements across the country.
Video-sharing tech platform YouTube on Wednesday announced immediate bans on false claims that vaccines are dangerous and cause health issues like autism, cancer or infertility.
Alabama health officials are urging schools to continue requiring masks despite a decline in COVID-19 cases in the state.
A NPHS student and football player recently died from the coronavirus.
North Mississippi Health Services (NMHS) discovered an error in its most recent Covid reports.
President Joe Biden has received his COVID-19 booster shot. Monday's booster shot came days after federal regulators recommended a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine for Americans 65 or older and approved them for others with preexisting medical conditions and high-risk work environments.
Some Mississippi households currently getting supplemental food benefits will be eligible for additional funds next month because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Millions of Americans are now eligible to receive a Pfizer booster shot to help increase their protection against the worst effects of the coronavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed COVID-19 booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans.
Friday morning, the CDC released a study showing the impacts of wearing a mask in school in three different studies.
The U.S. vaccination drive against COVID-19 is poised for a major new phase: Government advisers on Thursday recommended booster doses of Pfizer’s vaccine for millions of Americans.
Alabama saw its number of available monoclonal antibody doses fall as federal officials try to ration the limited resource, but low-vaccination Southern states continued to receive some of the largest allocations.
On Thursday, healthcare workers administered the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines at a pull-up vaccination site at the First Baptist Church.
The pandemic caused a major dent in scores across the state, the Mississippi Department of Education announced on Thursday.
While it looked like the Food and Drug administration had reservations against the boosters earlier this week, in a turn of events, now a third dose of Pfizer has been given emergency authorization.
President Joe Biden says the U.S. is doubling its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world.
The board that governs Mississippi’s public universities is prohibiting schools from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students and staff.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported 1,557 additional COVID cases and 22 additional deaths in its Wednesday morning report.
You can look forward to fall events in Monroe County.
Aberdeen Mayor Charles Scott has a strong message for those in the city who remain unvaccinated.
Some area college students are turning a local blood drive into a friendly competition.
On Tuesday, a number of students received their second vaccination dose.
The number of COVID-19 patients in Alabama hospitals has fallen to below 2,000, but medical officials caution that hospitals remain full of largely unvaccinated patients and that deaths contributed to the decline.
Pfizer announced Monday that its vaccine is safe for children ages five to eleven. Parents shared with WTVA's Alexis Jones their thoughts on Pfizer's new findings.
Jackson Mayor Antar Lumumba signed an executive order setting the date for Oct. 15.
COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000.
Doctors at North Mississippi Medical Center are coming up with creative ways to educate people about the coronavirus vaccine and encourage them to get vaccinated.
Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11. The vaccine maker said Monday it plans to seek authorization for this age group soon in the U.S., Britain and Europe.
Doctors at the North Mississippi Medical Center are encouraging the public to get vaccinated.
CNN's Jake Tapper presses Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on his state's response to the coronavirus pandemic as Mississippi reports the highest coronavirus death count per capita in the nation.
The head of the Mississippi Sheriffs' Association found out Friday the Legislature plans to address an issue with benefits not being paid to survivors of law enforcement and firefighters who die from COVID-19 in the line of duty.
Updated - An influential federal advisory panel has rejected a plan to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans.
Rep. Tom Miles, a Democrat who represents Rankin and Scott counties, said he submitted a request Friday morning for a House Bill to ensure those families are taken care of.
Mississippi has surpassed New Jersey as the state with the highest rate of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said the numbers of new cases are still “far more than we’d like to see,” and that more deaths will follow.
The letter sent Thursday is the latest in GOP opposition to sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for private-sector employees, health care workers and federal contractors announced by President Joe Biden earlier this month.
A new study ties the COVID-19 pandemic to an “alarming” increase in obesity in U.S. children and teenagers.
The policy now allows students living with parents or guardians who have rare or serious health conditions to qualify for virtual learning.
Updated - This is available to ICC employees, students, their families and communties.
A family is urging people to get vaccinated after their 73-year-old relative was turned away from dozens of hospitals dealing with a surge in coronavirus patients.
For NBA players, the scenario this season is simple: Get vaccinated or get tested, and often.
The expansive rules mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly, affecting about 80 million Americans.
Across the U.S., vaccine-hesitant parents are struggling with vaccine-seeking teenagers set on getting their shots.
The New Albany School District made the announcement on Monday, Sept. 13.
CNN's Miguel Marquez speaks to an unvaccinated Covid-19 patient who says he didn't pay attention to the coronavirus before he ended up in the hospital.
The Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine chief is pledging to rapidly evaluate COVID-19 vaccines for younger kids — as soon as the studies are in.
Data is updated nightly.
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