JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Appointments to get the coronavirus vaccine in Mississippi opened up for everyone over the age of 16 on Tuesday.
Thousands of residents rushed to book their shots. Robin McCall made appointments for her 17-year-old twin daughters. She has a 15-year-old son who has been treated for leukemia.
She said he has a compromised immune system, so getting the COVID vaccine is important for her family.
McCall was already able to get vaccinated weeks ago because she has a qualifying health condition.
The Department of Health said that as of Tuesday, 592,500 people in Mississippi had received one dose of the vaccine.