COVID-19 vaccines unavailable in Mississippi until mid-February

WATCH: COVID-19 vaccines unavailable in Mississippi until mid-February

MISSISSIPPI — The state of Mississippi is running out of COVID-19 vaccines.

If you do not currently have a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, the state will not have vaccines until mid-February.

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FOX13 found out there is some concern among health officials the delay could mean some people not getting the second dose in time.

According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, the state has no additional vaccine and every appointment is already filled.

MSDH said in a statement:

“The Mississippi State Department of Health hopes to receive a large shipment of vaccine in mid-February that should help put additional shots in people’s arms. We understand the frustration brought on by this sudden change of plans. We will certainly keep all Mississippians updated regarding additional vaccine.

Mississippians should understand that we can only vaccinate residents based on vaccine availability. We will open additional vaccination appointments as we receive more vaccine.”

MSDH encouraged all Mississippians to continue following protective guidelines.

FOX13 will provide constant updates as the COVID-19 vaccine supply changes.