Jackson-Hinds to expand testing, vaccinations

Published 2:08 pm Monday, January 10, 2022

The Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will provide drive-thru COVID-19 testing and vaccinations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. beginning Wednesday at the center’s building at 2425 S. Frontage Road.

Felicia Kent, the city’s COVID-19 Literacy Program director, announced the program at Monday’s meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Kent said after the meeting that Jackson-Hinds has decided to do more testing and vaccination for Vicksburg residents.

“No insurance is needed,” she said.

“The Omicron variant has definitely spiked the numbers of positive tests in Mississippi,” Kent said, adding projections are for the number of positive tests to double “within the next week or so, but we’re really hopeful that the numbers will be coming down shortly after.

“We are encouraging individuals who think they have COVID or have been exposed to COVID to get tested, but more importantly, to go and get vaccinated or get the booster,” she said.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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