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COVID-19 Booster Shot Update

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipates continued circulation of the virus, with potential for surges over the next several months. To reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, CDC has a new online tool to help individuals and families find out when to get a booster.

On September 12, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced that people with public, private, or no insurance coverage can get COVID-19 vaccines at no cost, for as long as the federal government continues purchasing and distributing them.

To find nearby locations for vaccines masks, testing, and treatment, visit or the Mississippi State Department of Health.