Mississippi will become the second state to open Covid-19 vaccines to all its adult residents, following President Biden’s call for all states to do so by May 1.
Alaska It opened the doors of vaccination last week to anyone 16 years or older who lives or works in the state. The change in Mississippi will take effect Tuesday.
“Get your shots, friends,” Gov. Tate Reeves Advertise on Twitter. “And let’s get back to normal!”
The frequency of vaccinations in the United States has increased steadily as production increased, from fewer than 1 million injections per day on January 20, when Mr. Biden took office, to about 2.4 million doses per day on average, according to New York Times Database.
Mr. Biden’s team did Major decisions This has speeded up the manufacture and distribution of vaccines, but the country now faces the challenge of: Get all those shots in the arms. Mass vaccination sites across the country are opening or increasing their capacity, in part to respond to the influx of doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine obtained with a single dose.
Although Mississippi lags most states in the proportion of its population vaccinated, it does better than all of its neighbors except Louisiana, according to New York Times tracker. As of Sunday, about 20 percent of Mississippi residents have received at least one shot, and 11 percent have been fully vaccinated.
The state had already opened up more eligibility than most states, to cover everyone 50 years of age or older. Governor Reeves has urged older residents to book appointments as soon as possible.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said her state will drop its eligibility restrictions by April 5, a month before Biden’s deadline. Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont said his state will tentatively open vaccine eligibility for all adults on April 5.
“It will still take some time to get the vaccine to everyone who wants it, and I urge that patience as much as possible,” said Mr. Lamont. Press release.
Officials in Washington, DC, said on Monday that they will do the same by May 1, allowing anyone 16 years of age or older living in the city to be vaccinated.
Como said the governor of New York State, where the minimum age was recently lowered to 60 years, the state will open three new mass vaccination sites on Long Island at the weekend. The locations will be on college campuses in Old Westbury, Brentwood and Southampton.
More categories of workers who interact with the public will be eligible in New York on Wednesday, including government employees, construction services workers and employees of nonprofit groups. Mr. Cuomo has yet to announce how and when the civil state will open to all adults.
About 92.6 million vaccine doses have been administered since Biden’s inauguration, according to data released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At current pace, the state will pass 100 million doses under Biden’s lead before the end of the week.