Last updated: Aug. 19, 2021

As the delta variant of COVID-19 continues its surge across the state and Mississippi’s hospital system faces imminent failure, medical experts and some elected officials continue to urge Mississippians to get vaccinated. Vaccines, according to medical researchers, are nearly as effective against the delta variant as the original strain and minimize the chance of infection and nearly eliminate the risks of developing serious illness.

View our interactive graph, which uses data collected by the Mississippi State Department of Health, showing the vaccination status among people who have contracted, died of and/or been hospitalized due to COVID-19 or related complications since July 20.

Loading…

Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.


We want to hear from you!

Central to our mission at Mississippi Today is inspiring civic engagement. We think critically about how we can foster healthy dialogue between people who think differently about government and politics. We believe that conversation — raw, earnest talking and listening to better understand each other — is vital to the future of Mississippi. We encourage you to engage with us and each other on our social media accounts, email our reporters directly or leave a comment for our editor by clicking the button below.


Creative Commons License

Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under a Creative Commons license.