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JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi State Division of Well being (MSDH) will start scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for kids 5 to 11 years outdated after 7 p.m. right now for appointments starting Monday, November 8.
Appointments can be out there at covidvaccine.umc.edu for all county well being departments. Appointments may also be made by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 866-498-4948 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days every week.
Vaccinations for all Mississippians 5 and older may also be discovered from different suppliers together with healthcare suppliers, FQHCs, unbiased and retail pharmacies.
“We’re happy this has lastly been accepted, and we suggest that every one youngsters 5 and older in Mississippi be vaccinated towards COVID-19,” stated MSDH State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers. “In case you have questions or considerations, we urge you to please speak together with your pediatrician or healthcare supplier.”
The Mississippi State Division of Well being has ordered 51,000 doses of vaccine for this age group, and they’re arriving at county well being departments and different healthcare suppliers this week.
Kids ages 5-11 years can be vaccinated with two 10-microgram doses of the Pfizer vaccine administered 21 days aside. The dosage is one-third of the adolescent and grownup dose.
For extra data, go to msdh.ms.gov/c19vaccination.
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Final reviewed on Nov 5, 2021