Mississippi residents over 50 now eligible for COVID vaccine

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This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but health officials are concerned that at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options from Pfizer and Moderna. (Johnson & Johnson via AP)

JACKSON, Miss. — The state of Mississippi announced it will be expanding the eligibility group for COVID vaccines to include those over the age of 50.

The announcement was made Thursday by Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves on social media.

Appointments will be made available on the Mississippi State Department of Health website.

On Wednesday, Mississippi rolled back many COVID-19 restrictions statewide, including a mask mandate for many counties. Indoor arenas and K-12 schools were not included.

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