MSDH asks community health clinics and vaccine providers to join Adopt-a-School

JACKSON, miss. (WLBT) – As we near the start of school, the best doctors in the state are asking community health clinics and vaccine providers to adopt a school.

This effort will use federal funding through the Mississippi State Department of Health to improve community access to vaccines.

The MSDH COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program reimburses costs that providers pay to set up a pop-up vaccine clinic at a school near them.

The aim is to prevent outbreaks in the classroom and to make vaccination easier for children 12 and over.

On Friday, MSDH held a press conference to present its COVID-19 guidelines for students and teachers for the coming school year.

With low vaccination rates and an increase in coronavirus cases, health officials fear that classroom outbreaks are inevitable.

MSDH reimburses the cost of staff, printing, kilometers, signage, tent, internet access, electricity, vaccine storage, air / heat, medical waste disposal, etc.

The number of people vaccinated determines the reimbursement per event.

Providers interested in applying must:

1) Be an actively registered COVID-19 vaccination provider

2) Complete the application information for the CCVP provider

Once the application is approved, the Vaccination Office will contact the provider to enroll. If you have any questions, please email Jessica Weeks at Jessica.Weeks@msdh.ms.gov or call 601-576-7751.

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