Covid-19 Vaccination Information

From SCDHEC website

Immunization with a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is a critical component of the United States’ strategy to reduce COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths and to help put an end to the pandemic. The federal government has stated its goal is to have enough COVID-19 vaccine for all people who wish to be vaccinated. However, in the initial stages of the national COVID-19 Vaccination Program, there is limited supply of the vaccine.

From December 14-16, 2020, South Carolina received its first allocation of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The state received 42,900 doses. Health care facilities received allocations directly from the federal government and have begun vaccinating their front-line medical workers in accordance with phase 1a vaccination guidance. The state is expected to receive between 200,000 to 300,000 doses by the end of the year, however, those amounts are subject to change.

This webpage is a key resource for providing COVID-19 vaccine information in South Carolina and is updated regularly to provide the most current and factual information available.

Comments

  1. Pleas Overby says

    Nathan it appears from the local news that the older citizens 65 + and those with underlying conditions are getting pushed farther back on the list. What gives? This was not the original plan, that is unless politics got in the way. Florida has it right and I recommend whoever is making the schedule reconsider.
    Always a supporter.
    Thanks
    Pleas Overby

  2. Nancy Mullins says

    I understand the protocols of dispensing the vaccine. But it’s my understanding that the state of Florida is now just getting ready to distribute the vaccine to Publix for the citizens of the state of Florida to get vaccinated. Anyone 65 years or older. I think South Carolina should do the same. I do not know how that process can come about but I think it should be done for those of us that want the vaccine now. My understanding is that the vaccine is only good for 30 some odd days. I don’t know if that is true or not but if it is it is senseless to hold the vaccine back when the hospitals and the state is not dispensing it fast enough. I will be visiting Florida the middle of January. I plan on checking in to see if Publix has the vaccine, and if they do I plan on getting Vaccinated.
    Thanks, Nancy Mullins
    nancymullins218@yahoo.com