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S.C. Covid-19 cases spike after Thanksgiving holiday

Just a week after the holiday DHEC reports daily cases are again above one thousand

Columbia, SC (WOLO) —  Just one week after the close gathering Thanksgiving holiday COVID-19 cases are once again spiking here in South Carolina. For the first time since mid October daily cases are now rising above one thousand. The Department of health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reporting out of the most recent 17- thousand tests, just under 11 hundred came back…

Lexington Medical Center, Prisma Health offering COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 to 11

LEXINGTON, SC (WOLO)–Lexington Medical Center and Prisma Health Richland are administering the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11. According to Lexington Medical Center, the vaccinations are taking place at its vaccination clinic located at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia.   Lexington Medical Center says the dosage for the 5 to 11 age group is one-third of the…

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…