Posted April 04 2021
Free Community Vaccinations Now Available | Fridays and Saturdays in April
Mississippians Age 16 and Older Are Eligible for Vaccination
Vaccinations are strongly encouraged for individuals 50 years of age and older.
South Central Regional Medical Center Now Offering Community Vaccinations on Fridays and Saturdays in April.
If you are 16 or older, you are eligible to be vaccinated at South Central Regional Medical Center’s (SCRMC) COVID Vaccination Clinic. Vaccinations are available on Fridays and Saturdays in April at South Central’s Former Wellness Center (located at 23 Mason Street in Laurel – across from Sawmill Square Mall). Appointments are required for vaccinations and are available from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. To schedule, register online at https://southcentralvaccines.as.me/. To schedule appointments by phone, call 601-426-4990, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Those who are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccination are not required to be an established patient at SCRMC and/or South Central Clinics. There is no out-of-pocket expense to individuals. South Central asks that those attending bring their Driver’s License. Also, if you are insured, bring your Insurance Card. This vaccine is 100% covered by all insurance companies. If you are uninsured, vaccinations are available at no charge to individual through federal funding.
Vaccinations provided at South Central COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic are administered by medical professionals. If you have had severe reactions from previous vaccines or injectable medications, please consult with your medical provider about vaccination before scheduling an appointment.
SCRMC Recommends Vaccinations for the Following Individuals:
- Persons aged 16 and older can receive the Pfizer vaccine.
- Vaccinations are strongly encouraged for Individuals 50 years of age and older. This population remains the most vulnerable group, with 94% of the reported deaths and more than 80% of the hospitalizations occurring in these age groups.
- Pregnant women, lactating women and those who are immunocompromised may take the vaccine; however, consultation with your healthcare provider is recommended.
- You can be vaccinated if you have tested positive for COVID-19 if you wait until your isolation period is over and your symptoms have significantly improved.
Who Should Not Be Vaccinated:
- You should not take the vaccine if you have had severe reactions from previous vaccines or injectable medications.
- If you have had any other type of vaccination in the last two weeks, you should not be vaccinated against COVID-19 yet. Make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at least two weeks after you receive any other vaccination.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment visit https://southcentralvaccines.as.me/.