Neshoba General hosting drive-thu vaccinations on Thursday

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An additional allotment of COVID-19 vaccines has been received by Neshoba General and will administered in a drive-through fashion onsite at the Neshoba General Nursing Home  on Thursday, April 8.

To schedule an appointment call the Neshoba General COVID Vaccine appointment line at 601-663-1221 Wednesday, April 7, between 8 a.m. and noon to speak to a team member to assist you one on one to schedule your appointment for Thursday, April 8.

The vaccines are free of charge and available to any individual age 18 and older.

Neshoba General is utilizing the two-dose Moderna vaccine, so any recipients who schedule a drive-through appointment for April 8 will be provided with times to receive a second dose. 

As of Monday, 8,600 people had been vaccinated in Neshoba County, an increase of 647 from last week. 

Although the shots were administered in Neshoba County the state does not designate in what county the recipients reside.

Vaccinations are also currently being administered in Neshoba County at the Coliseum, 12000 Mississippi 15 North, Philadelphia, Tuesday through Friday by appointments made at covidvaccine.umc.edu or by calling 1-877-978-6453. The website is the best option, officials have said.

Selected Walmart pharmacies and local clinics and hospitals are now offering a limited number of COVID-19 vaccinations. Go to https://msdh.ms.gov/c19appointment#local to check availability.

On Tuesday, Neshoba County recorded 17 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past week for a total of 3,969 cases up from 3,952 cases the previous week, according to the MSDH report. Neshoba County has 175 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, with no additional new deaths since last week’s report.

The Mississippi State Department of Health has not updated Neshoba County’s schools COVID-19 report since March 26. 

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians reported no new COVID-19 cases in the past week, with the total number of positive cases remaining at 1,831. 

The Tribe reported no new deaths from COVID-19 in the past week, with the total number of deaths remaining at 114. One hospitalization has been reported.

Some Tribal deaths may also be included in the Neshoba death total, but officials make no distinction.

Mississippi’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 187,835 with another 118,506 probable cases for a total of 306,341 COVID-19 cases and 4,897 confirmed deaths and 2,176 probable COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began last March.


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