JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the first confirmed pediatric influenza death in Mississippi for the 2023-2024 flu season. Pediatric deaths are defined as deaths of individuals under 18 years of age.Including this reported death, there have... Read More.
The Lauderdale County Health Department building, located at 5224 Vally Street in Meridian, is receiving a much-needed update.Most services will continue to be provided, but because space will be limited during renovations, the number of patients that can be seen at one time will... Read More.
Michael Watson may have no competition now in his bid for a second term as Mississippi’s Secretary of State. Or he could be facing a new challenger. Democratic nominee Shuwaski Young says he’s dropping out of the race for health reasons. Young, who spent... Read More.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators are proposing an $80 million grant program for financially struggling hospitals and other programs to help the state attract and retain nurses and physicians.Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann unveiled the plans Wednesday.One proposal would forgive up to $18,000 in... Read More.
The G.A. Carmichael Family Health mobile unit has been serving the citizens of Carthage and Leake County in recent years. Patients will now have a brick-and-mortar health center to visit located at 303 W Franklin Street.G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center of Carthage held its... Read More.
If you plan to visit the Choctaw Health Center this holiday season, you'll have to do it wear a mask.According to a post on its Facebook page, the center is requiring entering the facility to have on a mask.The increase in flu and COVID-19... Read More.
The public health district which includes Attala County continues to be Mississippi’s flu hotspot. In its latest update, the State Health Department said more than 45 per cent of patients visiting their doctors in the nine-county district had flu-like illnesses, up from about 31... Read More.
Appointments for the new bivalent COVID-19 booster shot are now available for children 5 and older at all Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) county health department clinics.Appointments can be made online at covidvaccine.msdh.ms.gov or by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 877-978-6453.The updated... Read More.
A fifth case of monkeypox in the public health district which includes Attala County. The State Health Department isn’t saying which of the nine counties in the district is reporting that case. Statewide, there’ve been 79 cases of monkeypox.
The State Health Department is now reporting a total of 71 cases of monkeypox in Mississippi, including a fourth case in Public Health District 3-- made up of Attala and eight other counties. The Health Department doesn't identify the specific counties where the cases... Read More.
The State Health Department is urging Mississippians to get the new and improved COVID-19 booster shot. And county health departments are now offering free vaccinations by appointment. The bivalent vaccine provides better protection against the original COVID strain and the omicron variants responsible for... Read More.
As the number of Mississippians infected with monkeypox climbs to 44, the State Health Department is reporting that the vast majority of cases involve young Black men, many of them living in and around the Jackson area. In only seven per cent of the... Read More.