Coronavirus vaccine

DHEC provides update on COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the state

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says there have been 277,258 vaccine doses administered in the state so far. While the focus has been on the vaccine and ways to get it to people more efficiently, Dr. Brannon Traxler says the vaccine is not the end of the fight against COVID-19.

Prisma Health to offer in person appointment assistance for those eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolinians 70-years-old and above will soon be able to receive in-person assistance for scheduling their COVID-19 vaccine. Prisma Health announced that they are offering appointment assistance for those eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The assistance will be available at Prisma’s vaccination centers. Prisma says the move comes in response to the challenges they have seen…

DHEC to set up call line dedicated to scheduling vaccine appointments

Starting next week, there will be some new resources available for those wanting to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Interim Director Dr. Brannon Traxler announced a vaccine call line will be set up with about 100 operators working only on vaccine scheduling.

Amazon sends letter to President Biden asking for their employees to be prioritized in vaccination efforts

Amazon wasted no time reaching out to the new Biden administration to get the coronavirus vaccine for its essential workers. In a letter to the president, Amazon says it stands ready to help getting 100 million Americans vaccinated in the first 100 days of his presidency, but Amazon wants its 800,000 employees bumped up on the priority list to get their vaccines.