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Kent: $3 million health literacy grant to tackle Delta variant spread

The COVID-19 Delta variant is surging and the number of cases in Mississippi and Warren County is escalating, and with only 33 percent of people ... Read more

6 days ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

MISSISSIPPI TODAY: Vicksburg’s Dr. Daniel Edney debunks common vaccine myths

Originally published by Mississippi Today. Mississippi Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Daniel Edney, of Vicksburg, sat down with Mississippi Today’s health and breaking news ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg pediatricians not hesitant to offer vaccine, but overcoming hurdles

Children 12-years-old and up are eligible and encouraged to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the CDC, even though fewer children than adults are infected. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Olivia Mars.

Longtime Vicksburg Parks and Rec director Joe Graves announces retirement

Over the past 17 years, Vicksburg’s recreational opportunities have multiplied and diversified. From major projects like Sports Force Parks on the Mississippi, to smaller ones ... Read more

1 month ago by Ernest Bowker.

CDC: Many Americans can now go outside without a mask

NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

Drop in people seeking COVID-19 vaccine worries local officials

In January, access to the COVID-19 vaccine was limited to those of a particular age and underlying health conditions. And as those restrictions were changed, ... Read more

3 months ago by Tim Reeves.

$3.8M grant aims to fill nurse educator gap in Mississippi

JACKSON (AP) — Sixty-four registered nurses in Mississippi will be eligible for graduate-level education through a $3.8 million grant from the Bower Foundation to the ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

Nearly a quarter of Warren County residents now fully vaccinated

As COVID-19 cases in Warren County and the state experience a slight surge, the number of residents receiving doses of the COVID-19 vaccine continues to ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

COVID-19 cases in Warren County see slight surge

The past seven days have seen an uptick in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Warren County, but the level of cases remains well ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

State Health Officer: No link between politics, vaccine hesitancy

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi’s top health official said he does not think political party affiliation has an impact on people’s willingness to get the COVID-19 ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

Family members volunteer at county’s drive-thru vaccine site

The Walters family is no stranger to helping those in — and outside — their community. During summers they have worked with Service Over Self, ... Read more

4 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

United Way helps residents secure COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Meeting new friends can happen in all kinds of circumstances. Alesia Shaw, United Way of West Central Mississippi’s Director of Marketing and Resource Development, made ... Read more

4 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Severe weather threat forces the rescheduling of vaccination appointments

The Warren County Emergency Management Agency, along with the Mississippi State Department of Health, announced Wednesday afternoon that Thursday appointments at the county’s drive-thru COVID-19 ... Read more

4 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Fauci: U.S. virus shots ramping up toward immunity

WASHINGTON — The nation’s top infectious disease expert says the U.S. could see significant steps toward a return to the pre-pandemic normal, even before the ... Read more

5 months ago by The Associated Press.

More COVID-19 restrictions expected to be lifted Friday

Warren County has seen a dramatic drop in new COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, so much so, that local leaders are considering removing more restrictions ... Read more

5 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Alcorn State, Claiborne County work together to establish vaccination site

LORMAN — In an effort to dramatically increase coronavirus vaccinations in one of the hardest-hit counties in Mississippi, Alcorn State University announced a new partnership ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Reports.

Edney named state’s chief medical officer

Dr. Dan Edney, a Vicksburg physician, has been named chief medical officer for the Mississippi State Department of Health and regional health officer for the ... Read more

5 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Alcorn receives grant to continue tobacco-free campus policies

LORMAN — Alcorn State University is continuing its push to make the University a tobacco-free campus. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation awarded ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Reports.

Best of the Best: Agency focuses on helping patients, growing ‘family’

It is not a coincidence Natasha Washington is flourishing in her line of work. It could be argued her success is divine. Washington, founder and ... Read more

5 months ago by Tim Reeves.

United Way organizes community diaper drive

One in three mothers struggles to provide diapers for their child. That was the driving statistic for the creation of a diaper drive organized by ... Read more

5 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Saturday’s COVID-19 vaccination appointments rescheduled

As roads begin to clear and temperatures warm up, state health officials felt it was important to wait just a few more days before resuming ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Reports.

Monday’s COVID-19 vaccine appointments rescheduled

The estimated 400 people scheduled to get their COVID-19 vaccine Monday at the former Vicksburg Mall will need to make new plans. Warren County Emergency ... Read more

5 months ago by Tim Reeves.

As a COVID-19 hot spot, Warren County is starting to cool off

Warren County is inching closer to falling below the state threshold for being declared a COVID-19 hot spot. Thursday, the Mississippi State Department of Health ... Read more

5 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Hundreds more appointments filled for county’s COVID-19 vaccine site

In a matter of days, Warren County has gone from being unsure it would be granted a COVID-19 vaccination site to now vaccinating nearly 800 ... Read more

6 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Community rallies in prayer for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic

People of all ages, races and denominations gathered on the lawn of Merit Health River Region Hospital Sunday for a prayer movement to defeat COVID-19. ... Read more

6 months ago by Terri Cowart Frazier.

Reeves: Goal is to up vaccine capacity to 100,000 per week

JACKSON (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves said he wants to increase coronavirus vaccinations rapidly in the month of February, ramping up the state’s capacity for ... Read more

6 months ago by The Associated Press.

More COVID-19 vaccine appointments opened up for Warren County’s drive-thru site

Warren County officials confirmed that more appointments have been opened up for Warren County’s COVID-19 vaccination site beginning Monday. To receive an appointment, visit https://covidvaccine.umc.edu/. ... Read more

6 months ago by Tim Reeves.

COVID-19 vaccination site ‘should’ begin administering vaccines Feb. 1

COVID-19 vaccines “should” begin being administered at a drive-thru site in Warren County beginning Feb. 1. Warren County Emergency Management Agency Director John Elfer said ... Read more

6 months ago by Tim Reeves.

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