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Could Johnson and Johnson vaccine impact us locally

Area pharmacies are listening to recommendations from the CDC as they wait and wonder

Myrtle Beach, SC  (WPDE) —  Local health officials and pharmacies workers are listening to these recommendations saying they wont administer any of their Johnson and Johnson vaccine supply for the time being. State health officials say as of Monday, there were about 190 thousand doses scattered across the state. Nick Papantonis has more on how this halt could impact South…

Health officials ask people not to wait on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The manufacturer is dealing with factory issues which could lead to less doses being delivered

Myrtle Beach, SC (WPDE) —- State Health officials say if you are waiting to get the Johnson & Johnson one shot COVID-19 vaccine, don’t wait, get vaccinated now. Deliveries of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be just 10 percent of what they were last week as the manufacturer deals with factory issues. Nick Papantonis reports from our sister station…

Woman suing Governor McMaster over back to work directive speaks out

The state employee took issue with Governor McMaster's directive telling people working form home to return to the office

Myrtle Beach, SC (WPDE)  — Wednesday we heard from the woman who has filed a lawsuit against Governor Henry McMaster after he directed state employees who are working from home to return to the office. Annette Montgomery from our ABC Sister in myrtle Beach spoke exclusively to the woman who field the lawsuit with the help of the A.C.L.U. Categories:…

USC’s biggest donor blasts UofSC in letter sent to board, administration

According to the Post and Courier, USC's biggest donor, Darla Moore took issue with the University's failure to acknowledge the passing of her mother

Columbia, SC ( WOLO) — According to the Post and Courier, the University of South Carolina, Darla Moore says she is “embarrassed and Humiliated to be associated” with the University after they failed to acknowledge the passing of her mother April 1, 2021. The Post and Courier Newspaper shared a portion of the letter they say was penned by Darla…

Appointments to get a COVID vaccines evolves with more scheduling options

During earlier phases vaccine appointments were based on availability, now it's based on convenience

Myrtle Beach, SC (WPDE)—South Carolina is now ranked in the top tier nationally by the CDC for the amount of vaccines administered. But now—South Carolinians are increasingly looking for appointments that work around their schedules. Those appointments are hard to find. In earlier phases, people would just grab the next available appointment. now, it’s about convenience. Nick Papantonis reports. Categories:…

Lawmakers pass plan to protect employees who choose not to get vaccinated

The resolution keeps employers from punishing those who do not want to get the COVID-19 vaccine just to keep their job

Myrtle Beach, SC (WPDE) — Wednesday state lawmakers started to move forward with a plan to protect people who choose not to get vaccinated. The resolution blocks employers from punishing anyone who chooses to not get vaccinated. Critics however say it’s put the traditional right-to -work state in a position of determining who can be hired and fired. Nick Papantonis…

Herd immunity is back in headlines as South Carolina prepares for next phase

The next vaccine rollout for South Carolina will be Phase 1C

( Report by: Nick Papantonis) CONWAY, S.C. (WPDE) — The concept of “herd immunity” is once again in the headlines as South Carolina prepares to transition to the next phase of the coronavirus vaccination rollout. While not every scientist and doctor believes in it, it’s generally accepted as the point when a virus cannot easily spread within a population because…