The Mississippi State Health Department (MSDH) on Wednesday stated that it would be not able to immunize all qualified individuals up until it got a brand-new delivery of doses in mid-February.
The delay comes a day after the state’s Republican Guv Tate Reeves told homeowners that more state homeowners must sign up for vaccinations in the middle of a rise in new COVID-19 cases.
” Neither the county health department drive-through sites, nor the [University of Mississippi Medical Center] vaccine scheduling site was created to accommodate the huge rise we are presently experiencing,” the MSDH wrote in a declaration on Wednesday. “At this time, we have no extra vaccine, and every appointment is connected to a real vaccination.”
On Tuesday, Reeves announced that Mississippians above the age of 65, and those over the age of 18 who had underlying medical conditions, would be allowed to get vaccinations in the state. Nevertheless, his statement quickly overwhelmed the MSDH’s vaccination scheduling platform and the state vaccination scheduling hotline, according to WLOX.
The MSDH said that the last 24 hours had actually seen such an upswing of state citizens signing up to get the vaccine that the staying amount available is now already set aside to receivers, leaving numerous other eligible citizens unable to receive a vaccination for now.
” The Mississippi State Department of Health hopes to get a large shipment of vaccine in mid-February that must help put extra shots in people’s arms,” the MSDH’s Wednesday declaration continued.
State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said that 52,000 state citizens will be able to get vaccinations this month.
Georgia is among the 6 states currently with the lowest numbers of individuals getting vaccinations per 100,000 individuals, according to the U.S. Centers for Illness Control and Prevention. Overall, the state has had over 244,000 validated cases and 5,315 associated deaths. As of January 13, the state ranks 33 rd among U.S. states with the highest overall number of cases.