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DHEC hosting free vaccination sites across SC

The COVID-19 vaccinations are free

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–State Health officials are urging anyone who has not gotten vaccinated, to get the COVID-19 shot. DHEC says the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective and they reduce your risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19. DHEC has numerous mobile and vaccination sites across South Carolina. The vaccinations are free. To find a vaccine location near you click…

Prisma Health: Delta Variant on the rise in SC, COVID-19 Vaccine sites available

Prisma Health is offering COVID-19 vaccine clinics and mobile sites

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– This week, Doctors with Prisma Health discussed the increase of the Delta variant in our state, as well as what parents need to know as back to school time approaches. Local doctors say the majority of the 50% increase in cases over the past week are from the Delta variant. They urge folks to get their vaccine,…

Prisma Health closes Colonial Life Arena Vaccination site- New site to open at Prisma Health Richland

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Prisma Health has closed the COVID-19 vaccination site at Colonial Life Arena. Prisma Health says a vaccination site will reopen at Prisma Health Richland Hospital on Wednesday. Officials say this site will be open from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Prisma says the move comes as there are numerous options for South Carolinians to get their shot. Those…

Prisma Health moving COVID-19 vaccination site to Colonial Life Arena

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Prisma Health will open a new COVID-19 vaccination site this week at Colonial Life Arena. The move, say officials, is meant to better accommodate the summer temperatures. The site at Colonial Life Arena will open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday May 5, 2021. The last day for the drive-thru site at Gamecock Park was May 1. Prisma…

DHEC: Coronavirus case updates in SC and Vaccine supply

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released the State’s latest Coronavirus numbers. DHEC reported Friday 3,112 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 37 additional deaths in the Palmetto State. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 390,977 with 6,271 total deaths. Click here for a summary of cases by county. DHEC says…