Vaccine Demand and Supply Update 1-15-2021
CHCAMS continues to advocate for Mississippi Community Health Centers to receive the vaccines and the support needed from the state to help Mississippi's rural and most vulnerable populations.
Letters and communication to the state health officer detailing the vaccine distribution situation were sent with requests to address the disparities.
While the supply side of vaccine distribution from the federal to the state governments to the local partners is rapidly changing, CHCAMS will continue to monitor and communicate updates.
The Mississippi State Department of Health announced by news release on Friday, January 15, 2021 "that additional COVID-19 vaccine was allocated to Mississippi this week.
The additional allotments will support ongoing vaccination appointments at drive-through sites next week and allow for a modest amount of doses to be shared with community partners.
The additional vaccine will be distributed to community partners in a manner that seeks to address both geographic and racial disparities.
(SDOH) anticipate(s) that (it) will have additional drive-through appointments in more locations, the week of January 25, based on vaccine forecasted to be available at the end of next week.
MSDH anticipates steady vaccine supply to support scheduled vaccine appointments at drive-through clinics, and second doses will be available for all persons who have already received a first dose.
The anticipated arrival of significantly more vaccine in February is in addition to the steady, modest supply that we are currently receiving weekly."