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Pop-up clinics aim to increase number of vaccinated Mississippians

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JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The state is trying to increase the amount of vaccinated Mississippians.

To do that, the Mississippi State Department of Health has been placing temporary, pop-up clinics in small towns across the state, such as Okolona.

As of July 7, only 35% of people in Chickasaw County have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and only 32 percent are fully vaccinated.

The statewide vaccination rate is lower than that at only 31 percent.

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs expressed his concern about the low rates based on what he saw in a recent 30-day stretch.

“Ninety-three percent of our deaths are in unvaccinated,” he said. “It is the unvaccinated people who are dying, the unvaccinated who are going to the hospital, the unvaccinated people who are getting diagnosed.”

The MSDH has pop-up clinics this week in Corinth, Okolona, Woodland, Fulton and Louisville.

WTVA reporter Chelsea Brown spoke with several members of the public about taking the vaccine. Watch the interviews in the video above.

Open this link to view the latest vaccination metrics (select Vaccinations beneath COVID-19 Data Reports).

Corinth

  • Thursday, July 8
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Farmington Town Hall, 4135 County Road 200
  • Friday and Saturday, July 9-10
  • 9 a.m. to noon
  • Corinth High School gym, 310 North Harper Rd.

Okolona

  • Thursday, July 8
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Okolona Auditorium, 213 West Main St.
  • Saturday, July 10
  • 9 a.m. to noon
  • Okolona Auditorium, 213 West Maiin St.

Woodland

  • Friday, July 9
  • 9 a.m. to noon
  • Woodland Town Hall, 134 Logan St.

Fulton

  • Thursday, July 8
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Itawamba County Development Center, 107 West Wiygul St.
  • Friday and Saturday, July 9-10
  • 9 a.m. to noon
  • Itawamba County Development Center, 107 West Wiygul St.

Louisville

  • Thursday, July 8
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Winston Medical Center, 17550 East Main St.
  • Friday and Saturday, July 9-10
  • 9 a.m. to noon
  • Winston Medical Center, 17550 East Main St.

The MSDH routinely updates its list of pop-up clinics on its website. Open this link to view the list.

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