Dobbs: Vaccinating Out Of State Residents Not A Big Issue For MS

Some Mississippians who haven't been able to get the coronavirus vaccine yet are upset that people from other states are coming here to get their shots even though they may not qualify. But State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says the magnitude of the problem is "probably not really severe". Dobbs says out of state residents are eligible for vaccinations in Mississippi if they work in this state and meet the other qualifications. The Health Department says 6777 people with addresses in other states have been vaccinated here. Dobbs says he's hoping people are honest when they request a shot but says the state doesn't want to create barriers by requiring a photo ID at the vaccination sites-- because some eligible Mississippians might not have one available. And he points out that some people who live here have gone to other states to get their shots.