Mississippi State Department of Health

COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility and General Information


Qualifying for COVID-19 Vaccination

Mississippians Ages 5 and Older Are Eligible for Vaccination

If you are 5 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. Mississippians can also be vaccinated at any county health department.

After Vaccination

Vaccination Records and Certificates

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.

Mississippi Certificates of COVID-19 Vaccination are also available through MyIR.

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

Booster Shots and Third Vaccination Doses

An additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine can provide added protection if you have a medical condition that affects your immune system, or if immunity from your initial vaccination has decreased over time.

All adults 18 and older are eligible for booster doses of vaccine to help improve immunity in case your vaccination effectiveness has decreased over time.

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
More about boosters and third doses »    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,23699,420,976,html
Find a free MSDH vaccination site    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,976,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
More about booster doses and third doses    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,23699,420,976,html
MSDH guidance on additional vaccine 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/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

Find this page at http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/index.cfm

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