Starting Wednesday, Jan. 13, anyone aged 70 or older can schedule an appointment to receive his or her COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina.
The state Department of Health and Environmental Control provided the following information on how to schedule an appointment and more that you need to know:
Those eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine via the state now include anyone aged 70 or older, hospital patients who do not have COVID-19 and are aged 65 or older and frontline hospital and health care workers. Residents and staff of long-term care facilities enrolled in the federal LTCF program are eligible to receive the Moderna vaccine, which is being administered at facilities by CVS and Walgreens pharmacists.
For the latest COVID-19 vaccine information, visit www.scdhec.gov/vaxfacts.
DHEC online vaccine appointment map: https://sc-dhec.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=58f5a4c3bc864fd0a81f5d9fb3bc17a7
Prisma Health's vaccine request form: https://prismahealth.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-request-form
To find The Sumter Item’s COVID-19 coverage online in a consolidated webpage, visit www.theitem.com/coronavirus.
For more background on the state opening the vaccine to those aged 70 or older, read this article: https://www.theitem.com/stories/covid-19-vaccine-soon-open-to-all-in-sc-aged-70-and-over,357354
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