Dollar General is offering its workers a bonus to get a coronavirus vaccine. On Wednesday, the chain announced it will give its workers a one-time payment equivalent to four hours of pay after receiving a completed vaccination.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin hosted a press conference with updates on COVID-19 vaccines. He was joined by other health leaders to address the vaccination process, the surge in cases and safety precautions.
Beginning Wednesday, people over 70-years-old could begin registering to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. You do not need to live in South Carolina to get your vaccine.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control released the state’s latest coronavirus numbers as of Tuesday. DHEC says they are still experiencing an internal systems issue that is causing the data to reflect lower numbers. The data will be updated once the issue is resolved.
South Carolina State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell received her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday.
Pfizer BioNTech says they’re hoping to deliver at least two billion vaccine doses globally by the end of the year. Monday’s number is well over the 1.3 billion doses previously mentioned.
The Moderna vaccine appears to give people at least a year’s worth of protection from COVID-19, according to Tal Zaks, the company’s Chief Medical Officer.
On Monday, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Governor Henry McMaster announced that, beginning Wednesday, individuals age 70 and older can schedule a coronavirus vaccination, regardless of health status. On Tuesday, DHEC provided more information about how to schedule a vaccination.
As millions of Americans get their COVID-19 vaccinations over the coming months, health officials are reminding the public that anyone who receives a vaccination could still end up getting sick.
A vaccination deadline set last week by Governor McMaster is quickly approaching. Now distribution in our state is in high gear, as the vaccine is set to become more widely available to elderly South Carolinian’s this week.