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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
As Omicron cases surge in Mississippi and nationwide, the Medical Center is navigating the challenges it brings, namely staff shortages and rising hospitalizations. But there’s hope for the future, with a downward trend in cases hoped for by late January or early February. Read More
Monday, January 10, 2022
As the Omicron variant sweeps Mississippi and the rest of the nation, those at risk of infection – pretty much everyone – are asking questions about its severity, how infectious it is and what the future holds. Two of the Medical Center’s top infectious diseases specialists answer the questions based on what science is now telling us. Read More
For safe in-person learning for children this semester, the protection of vaccinations, wearing face masks and hand hygiene are needed, Children's of Mississippi leaders say. The state's only children's hospital is starting the new year with a dramatic rise in COVID-19 patients.
Published on Monday, January 10, 2022
We don’t yet know how Omicron will shape the COVID-19 pandemic, but the variant’s mutations, origins and performance against Delta have scientists watching it closely. That includes UMMC’s Molecular and Genomics Core Facility, which is ready to help track Omicron in Mississippi.
Published on Monday, December 13, 2021
As the Omicron variant spreads, Medical Center providers warn that it’s the Delta variant that’s still rampant in the state. The best protection against both? Getting both the COVID-19 immunization plus the booster.
Children ages 5 and older can receive doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Batson Kids Clinic located at 421 Stadium Circle by Veterans Memorial Stadium. Parents should make appointments for their children online at umc.edu/healthcare/make-an-appointment or by calling (601) 815-5300 or (888) 815-2005.
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