Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that the state will be opening up Covid-19 vaccination appointments to all residents 16 and older starting Tuesday.
"Starting tomorrow, ALL new appointments will be open to ALL Mississippians. Get your shot friends - and let’s get back to normal!" the governor tweeted Monday.
Reeves said there will be around 10,000 appointments available over the next three weeks and encouraged those over the age of 50 to "lock them down."
According to the governor's office, Reeves has been hinting that he was ready to do this for a few weeks.
"He's been saying for a while that he was ready to open it up to anyone of any age who wants to get it. Today is the official announcement," the governor's press secretary Bailey Martin told CNN Monday.
See his tweet: