New WIC Options During Formula Shortages

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JACKSON, Mississippi – The Mississippi WIC program remains concerned about the nationwide shortage of infant formula and is taking the following steps to ensure its participants continue to receive all additional WIC benefits.

More options available

The WIC program added infant formula and additional packaging sizes to the list of approved products. These products will be available from May 31, 2022 to August 31, 2022.

Medical formula approval is now faster

WIC participants who cannot find their prescribed medical formula in stores can contact their WIC clinic to quickly switch to another currently available formula.

Returning Recalled Products

Participants can now return recalled products directly to the point of purchase for cash back, store credit or similar.

The Mississippi WIC program does not have an infant formula supply. Jameshyia Ballard, Director of Supplier Management, said: “National manufacturer shortages mean that we, too, are experiencing constraints in our ability to order medical preparations. These new options for WIC participants are used to help meet the needs of families.

For complete information, visit the WIC website at HealthyMS.com/wic

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Last revised June 1, 2022

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