Although Mississippi received the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccination in December, it’s more important than ever before to be vigilant to help slow the spread of the virus and protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.
Who gets vaccinated first?
Prioritization for the vaccine will be given to healthcare personnel and those in long-term care facilities. The supply may be limited at first, but will increase over time allowing all adults to be vaccinated later in 2021. A vaccine for young children will not be available until more studies have been completed.
What can I do now?
Until the COVID-19 vaccine is widely available, Mississippians should continue to wear face coverings in public settings, avoid contact with those that are sick, stay 6 feet away from others, avoid crowds and gatherings, regularly wash hands and stay in good overall health.
Prepare to discuss the following with your Blue Primary Care Network Provider:
Where to receive the vaccination
What to expect at your vaccination appointment
Scheduling a visit for the second dose
Before considering vaccine information on the internet, be sure the information comes from a credible source and is updated on a regular basis. We suggest seeking guidance from these sources. While it’s a useful tool for researching health-related issues, the internet does not replace a discussion with your Blue Primary Care Network Provider.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has provided a listing of facts concerning the COVID-19 vaccine addressing common questions or misconceptions. You can read them here.
We value you
When the COVID-19 vaccine is widely available, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Members will receive their COVID-19 vaccines at no out-of-pocket cost.
We will continue to monitor developments related to the vaccines as well as announcements regarding availability and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and communicate information as it becomes available.