JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi’s healthcare system is getting a boost of support from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to battle the deadly Coronavirus.
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced the award of almost $200 million to Mississippi from the CDC.
Exactly $171,302,324 will support testing, contact tracing, containment, and mitigation to monitor and suppress the spread of COVID-19.
Another $26,892,045 will support a range of COVID-19 vaccination activities in Mississippi, including distribution.
The money is drawn from the FY2021 appropriations bills and targeted pandemic relief package approved by Congress in late December.