Mississippi State Department of Health

Qualifying for COVID-19 Vaccination

Mississippians Ages 12 and Older Are Eligible for Vaccination

If you are 12 or older, you can be vaccinated at any of our free vaccination sites at no cost, or at a local vaccination provider such as a doctor's office or pharmacy. (A parent or guardian must accompany minors to their vaccination.)

COVID-19 vaccinations are provided to Mississippi residents only, or to out-of-state residents who work in Mississippi.

If you have had severe reactions from previous vaccines or injectable medications, please consult with your doctor or a private medical provider about vaccination, rather than visiting an MSDH vaccination site.

Who Should Be Vaccinated

Who Should Not Be Vaccinated

Getting Vaccinated

Finding a Vaccination

Vaccinations are widely available around the state at pharmacies, hospitals and private physicians' clinics. Eligible Mississippians can also be vaccinated at one of our free vaccination sites.

After Vaccination

Vaccination Records

MSDH does not provide replacement vaccination cards, but our MyIR online service lets you view your immunization records, including records of COVID-19 vaccinations, and print them if needed. To get started, register with MyIR.

If you find errors in your vaccination record, contact the MSDH Immunization Office about corrections: 601-576-7751

Your Second Dose

Third Vaccination Doses (Boosters)

An additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine can provide added protection if you have a medical condition that affects your immune system and are at high risk for developing more serious illness from COVID-19.

Qualifying conditions include recent cancer treatment, organ transplant, stem cell transplant, having a disease such as HIV which affects the immune system, or taking medication such as high-dose steroids.

Getting a booster dose

You can schedule a booster dose at a county health department or through your doctor or regular health care provider.

Our documents below offer guidance to medical providers on third vaccine doses and how to become a vaccine provider and order COVID-19 vaccine.

For medical providers

MSDH is not currently accepting referrals from physicians or providers for boosters or third doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

More Information

For Vaccination Providers

Links referenced
free vaccination sites    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,976,html
About adolescents and COVID-19 vaccination (CDC)    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/adolescents.html
Find a free MSDH vaccination site    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,23419,420,976,html
Find local pharmacies and healthcare providers giving vaccinations    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,976,html
COVIDHomebound@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:COVIDHomebound@msdh.ms.gov
Learn more »    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/participate-in-activities.html
MyIR    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,969,html
Register or view records with MyIR    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,969,html
v-safe    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafe.html
Schedule a third dose appointment at a county health department    https://covidvaccine.umc.edu/
MSDH guidance on vaccine booster doses for certain high-risk groups    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/23,15390,386,pdf/Updated_third_dose_guidance.pdf
Apply to become a COVID-19 vaccine provider    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,975,html
Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html
How COVID-19 Vaccines Work    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/how-they-work.html
Facts and Misconceptions about COVID-19 Vaccines    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits/facts.html
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
Vaccination provider enrollment, training and other resources    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,975,html

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