News Release
Posted by The MolinaCares Accord

The MolinaCares Accord Increases COVID-19 Vaccine Access in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss., June 22, 2021The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Mississippi (“Molina”), is partnering with local universities’ nursing programs, faith-based organizations, and providers to increase the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations. MolinaCares and its partners will host drive-thru immunization events throughout the summer, which will be open to Molina members and other members of the community.

“We are pleased to join forces with our partners in this effort to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly among underserved populations,” said Bridget Galatas, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Mississippi. “MolinaCares is committed to serving all Mississippians, not just members. Reducing health disparities and safeguarding our communities’ well-being are top priorities.”

This collaborative initiative will kick off with two vaccine events on Saturday, June 26.

  • Mt. Beulah Baptist Church
    • 310 Church Ave., Indianola, MS 38751
    • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Life Church (in partnership with Triumph Church of Gulfport)
    • 208 Pass Rd., Gulfport, MS 39507
    • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

“Partnerships with organizations like MolinaCares and Molina Healthcare are essential to addressing the health and safety needs of our community,” said Senator Lydia Chassaniol. “Getting vaccinated is the best way for us to get back to normal and this initiative will help make sure no one is left behind. MolinaCares is making it easy to get a vaccine by meeting people where they are – at local churches and other accessible locations.”

Vaccinations at MolinaCares’ community events will be administered on a first-come first-served basis.

About The MolinaCares Accord

Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities.

About Molina Healthcare of Mississippi

Molina Healthcare of Mississippi has been providing government-funded, quality health care since 2018. The Company serves members through Medicaid (Mississippi Coordinated Access Network/MississippiCAN and Children’s Health Insurance Plan/CHIP) and Marketplace. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 4.6 million members as of March 31, 2021.