Mississippi resumes COVID-19 vaccinations following winter weather cancelations

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — COVID-19 vaccinations in Mississippi took a serious hit from last week’s winter blast. There were about 70 percent fewer shots given last week than the week before.

Vaccine sites in DeSoto, Panola, and Lafayette Counties were each vaccinating as many as 1,000 patients a day before the bad weather hit. But most appointments last week were canceled.

To make it up, most of those vaccinations are moving to weekends.

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“I feel sorry for those who have to work weekends, but I sure do appreciate them,“ said Olive Branch resident Bill Roberts.

People who were getting vaccinated Monday at the Landers Center in Southaven told FOX13 that making sure you get a makeup appointment is critical.

“Because this is the start of getting rid of that virus,” Roberts said. “If everybody gets the shot, we probably won’t have to worry.”

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“I hate they have to work weekends, but they are there for us when we need them,” said Charlotte Dunaway of Nesbit.

Some who were getting vaccinated Monday said the only thing to do is to go forward.

“The Lord took care of that and brought the weather, so we can do nothing but accept it,” Roberts said.

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