Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba has announced that the City of Jackson, together with a host of dedicated local health partners, will administer 2,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Jackson residents in a special Vaccination Day event. Vaccination Day event, initially scheduled for this Saturday, February 20th, is postponed due to the continued impact of weather conditions on the City, including road closures, power disruptions, and residents experiencing low or no water pressure. The event specifically aims to reach seniors and other vulnerable residents and is a direct response to concerns of limited access to vaccines within the City of Jackson, the state’s most populous municipality with a near 85 percent Black population.
The Vaccination Day event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Jackson residents must call to register in advance and meet state eligibility requirements in order to receive their first vaccination dose. (Current state guidelines identify adults 65 and over and those with certain chronic health conditions as being eligible for vaccination at this time.) All recipients will be eligible and registered for their second dose before leaving the event.
To learn more, save a spot, or save a spot for a loved one, Jackson residents must call one of three hotlines. Volunteers will be on hand to assist with registration and confirmation of eligibility. Spots are first-come, first-serve, and will run out quickly.
Phone lines will be open Thursday, February 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and again Friday, February 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Hotline 1- 601.446.3778
- Hotline 2- 601.446.3566
- Hotline 3- 601.446.3255
Masks will be required by all in attendance and social distancing guidelines will be strictly observed. Only those registered will be permitted to enter the event. Special "curb-side" accommodations will be provided for those with mobility issues.
Call for Volunteers:
It is not possible to pull off an event such as this without an army of dedicated volunteers. As such, the City is also calling for volunteers to help with day of event logistics from registration to guides to runners and more. Interested persons must be available from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 20th to help run the event, as well as for in-person training on Friday, February 19th beginning at 3:00 pm. To volunteer email: email@example.com or call 601-960-2324.