CORRECTION: MS Health Department says no T-dap vaccine shortage

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - In a previous report aired on Wednesday, it was reported that there was a health department shortage for a required back to school vaccine.

According to Liz Sharlot, Communications Director for the Mississippi State Department of Health, there is no shortage of the required T-dap vaccine in the state, and parents can still access this vaccine.

"The bottom line is, there is absolutely no shortage of the T-dap vaccine," said Sharlot. "Not there, not in the state, we do not have a shortage."

Parents in the Pine Belt can go to the Covington County Healthy Department, Forrest County Health Department, Greene County Health Department, Jefferson Davis County Health Department, Jones County Health Department, Lamar County Health Department, Marion County Health Department, Perry County Health Department or Wayne County Health Department to get their children the required vaccination.

T-dap vaccine is required for all 7th graders before they begin the 2014-2015 school year.