COVID-19 booster shots expanded to all adults 18 and older, MSDH says

MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Monday that eligibility for the COVID-19 booster shots has been expanded.

All adults, 18 years and older, can get the booster by making ab appointment at all county health department clinics for those who qualify, a release said.

Appointments can be made through https://covidvaccine.umc.edu or by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 877-978-6453.

Booster shots help maintain your immunity, which may decrease over time.

You can get a booster shot of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine if you are at least 18 years old and:

  • Fully vaccinated with two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, AND
  • It’s been at least six months since your last shot of either vaccine.

OR:

  • Fully vaccinated with one shot of Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, AND
  • It’s been at least two months since your last shot.

The date of your last shot will be verified when you arrive to receive your booster shot, the release said.

According to officials, MSDH also has first and second shots of COVID-19 vaccine available at county health departments.

Please remember to bring your COVID-19 vaccine card to your appointment, if available, if you have received prior shots of COVID-19 vaccine.