Health Department Recommending New COVID Booster

The State Health Department is urging Mississippians to get the new and improved COVID-19 booster shot.  And county health departments are now offering free vaccinations by appointment.   The bivalent vaccine provides better protection against the original COVID strain and the omicron variants responsible for... Read More.

Health Department Sheds Light on Monkeypox Stats

As the number of Mississippians infected with monkeypox climbs to 44, the State Health Department is reporting that the vast majority of cases involve young Black men, many of them living in and around the Jackson area.   In only seven per cent of the... Read More.


Health Department Gives Medical Marijuana Update

The State Health Department says it’s issued a total of 25 medical marijuana cards to patients so far.  Thirty-six medical practitioners have been registered and 78 work permits have been issued.   The department says 16 business licenses have been approved, most of those involving... Read More.



State Health Officer To Resign

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs-- who's been the public face of Mississippi's battle against COVID-19--  announced Tuesday that he plans to step down later this year.Here's his statement:“I feel like the time is right for me to return to the clinical side of... Read More.

Health Department Talks Overdose Death Prevention

If you or a family member use opioids, you need to have medication on hand that can reverse the effects of an overdose.  That's what the State Health Department is recommending after a spike in overdose deaths in Mississippi.  Many of those could have... Read More.