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Public health leaders receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine



State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs received the second shot of COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday. (photo via MSDH video screen grab)

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs was among several individuals who received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday.

Mississippi’s public health leadership were the first people in the state to receive the vaccine and they lined up for the required second dose. The first shots were administered Dec. 14.

Among others to receive the second dose were State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers, Sonja Fuqua, Ph.D and RN with the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi, MSDH Health Protection Director and Senior Deputy Jim Craig, and Dr. Leandro Mena of the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

At this time, vaccines are available at sites around the state for all health care workers and seniors aged 75 and over. To schedule an appointment, visit the COVID Vaccine website. For questions or concerns about the vaccine, call 877-978-6453.

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