The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) advises Mississippians to please be patient in the coming days if there is a longer than usual wait time at our drive-through vaccination sites. Because of severe winter weather last week, MSDH has had to schedule more appointments than usual for this week (as make-up dates), in order to reduce delays in getting as many Mississippians vaccinated as possible. Please arrive for your vaccination appointment 15 minutes early, and please keep to your assigned appointment time. Additionally, the MSDH Central Office in Jackson will be closed on Tuesday due to lack of water. The MSDH Public Health Laboratory will remain OPEN for all services, including water testing and clinical testing. Follow MSDH by e-mail and social media at HealthyMS.com/connect.