Mississippi State Department of Health

COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility and General Information


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Who Can Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Mississippians 6 Months and Older Are Eligible for Vaccination

Anyone six months of age or older can be vaccinated at any of our free vaccination sites at no cost, or at a local vaccination provider such as a doctor's office or pharmacy. (A parent or guardian must accompany minors to their vaccination.)

Children and teens can suffer long-term health problems, severe illness, hospitalization or death from COVID-19 infection, especially children with weakened immune systems or an underlying health condition, including asthma, diabetes, and sickle cell disease. Vaccination helps protect children six months and older from illness and complications, and helps prevent transmission to others.

Vaccination rates in children are low in Mississippi. Don't wait – get them vaccinated today.

If you have had severe reactions from previous vaccines or injectable medications, please consult with your doctor or a private medical provider about vaccination, rather than visiting an MSDH vaccination site.

Who Should Be Vaccinated

Who Should Not Be Vaccinated

Getting Vaccinated

Finding a Vaccination

Vaccinations are widely available around the state at pharmacies, hospitals and private physicians' clinics. Eligible Mississippians can also be vaccinated at county health departments.

MSDH currently provides free vaccinations only for those who lack insurance to cover the cost of vaccination from other providers.

Vaccination Records and Certificates

MSDH does not provide replacement vaccination cards, but our MyIR online service lets you view your immunization records, including records of COVID-19 vaccinations, and print them if needed.

Mississippi Certificates of COVID-19 Vaccination are also available through MyIR.

To get started, register with MyIR.

If you find errors in your vaccination record, contact the MSDH Immunization Office about corrections: 601-576-7751

More Information

For Vaccination Providers

Links referenced on this page
For vaccination providers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,975,html ok
free vaccination sites    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,976,html ok
Schedule a free vaccination from MSDH    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,976,html ok
Find local pharmacies and healthcare providers giving vaccinations    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,976,html ok
MyIR    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,969,html ok
Register or view records with MyIR    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,969,html ok
Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html
Facts and Misconceptions about COVID-19 Vaccines    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
Vaccination provider enrollment, training and other resources    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,975,html ok

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