If you die of coronavirus in Mississippi, it’s highly likely you weren’t vaccinated, health officials say

Published 3:35 pm Friday, June 25, 2021

Almost 9 out of 10 Mississippians who died of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the last month were unvaccinated, the state’s top health officer said Friday.

Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs posted the information in a social media post on Friday.

Dobbs wrote that 89 percent of Mississippi’s coronavirus-related deaths were of people who had not been vaccinated.

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All of the people who died that were under 50 years old were unvaccinated, Dobbs wrote.

Through Friday morning, approximately 34% of all Mississippians have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccines available.

And approximately 30% of Mississippi’s population are fully vaccinated, the state reported.

For more detailed county-by-county vaccination results visit: https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/12130.pdf