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COVID-19 Information

General Information

COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus that causes flu-like illness ranging from mild to severe, with symptoms of fever, coughing, fatigue and difficulty breathing. Like the flu, COVID-19 spreads person-to-person by close contact (within 6 feet) and by coughing or sneezing. COVID-19 may also spread by touching surfaces contaminated by the virus.

Schedule a Free COVID Vaccination or Test from the MSDH.

One Stop Online for COVID Prevention and Treatment in Every County

Visitor to the site can enter their county and map nearby locations for masks, respirators, vaccines, boosters, and all testing and treatment options.

Find a Vaccination or Booster

All Mississippians aged 5 or older are now eligible for vaccination at hundreds of convenient locations statewide. Vaccinations and boosters are free to all Mississippians. 

Patient Information – How and Where Can I Get Tested?

You can be tested for COVID-19 by local medical providers statewide, or at free testing sites held at various locations around the state. Some providers may require that you have qualifying symptoms before testing.

Testing Site Locations

All Mississippians can be tested for COVID-19 free of charge by appointment at regularly scheduled county health locations. Check here for a list of sites. 

If you suspect you are have symptoms, call the Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (7 days a week, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.) at 877-978-6453. Hard of hearing? Dial 711 for assistance.



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides vaccination information and guidelines. Topics include:

Covid-19 Care for Uninsured Individuals

Information for Health Care Professionals

Health care professionals can find up-to-date guidelines at these locations:

COVID-19 Vaccination Plans and Guidance

Web-based Training Course

You Call the Shots  - produced by the CDC, You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. The course is updated regularly to include the latest guidelines and recommendations. The course consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary.