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Vaccines for Farm Workers

Doctor giving shot to man in tshirt and mask.

Why is vaccination important?

Vaccination protects the welfare of people—and farm animals—by preventing or reducing disease. Healthy animals are the cornerstone of healthy food; in the same way, healthy farmers, workers, and families are essential to running a productive and successful farm.

Farm workers are at risk for several vaccine-preventable diseases such as the flu and tetanus. To determine what vaccines you or your family members may need based on your age and risk factors, take this 1-minute quiz.

Adult Vaccine Quiz

Children Vaccine Quiz

Please consult your doctor or primary care provider with the results of this quiz before receiving any of the vaccines.

To set up a vaccination clinic on your farm or in your community, please contact Mmesoma Okafor at (662) 325-6761. Vaccines offered include flu, tetanus/Tdap, and COVID-19.

Are you up-to-date on your vaccines?

Disease

Vaccine

Recommended age

Doses

Tetanus

Tdap

All ages

1 dose,
plus a booster every 10 years

Shingles

Zoster

50 years & older

2 doses

Flu

Influenza

6 months & older

1 dose every year

Pneumococcal Disease

Pneumococcal
Polysaccharide

65 years & older

1 or 2 doses

COVID-19

COVID-19

6 months and older

1 or 2 doses, plus booster

For questions about these vaccines and your eligibility, please consult your healthcare provider.

Protect Yourself and Your Farm from COVID-19

To continue to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19, get a COVID-19 vaccine, wash your hands often, cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, avoid crowds, and practice social distancing.

COVID-19 vaccines are available in Mississippi to everyone ages 6 months and older.

  •  The vaccine is free everywhere in Mississippi.
  • No government ID or insurance is required.
  • Depending on where you get your vaccine or booster, you may need to make an appointment.
  • Everyone can be vaccinated and boosted, regardless of their immigration status. Getting vaccinated and boosted will not affect your immigration status.

For more information and to find a vaccine provider near you, visit the Mississippi Department of Health website.

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