Prisma Health launches campaign for affordable flu vaccines

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Prisma Health has launched a system-wide campaign to provide reduced-cost flu vaccines in 11 counties throughout the Midlands and Upstate.    This campaign is being offered through Prisma’s physicians offices, hospitals, medical clinics, community outreach and business health-sites. Prisma Health hopes to vaccinate over 200,000 people through the upcoming flu season, a record for the health organization….

DHEC: Flu Death Toll Rises in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The death toll from the flu continues to rise in South Carolina. This week Department of Health and Environmental Control officials announced 23 more people have died bringing the total to 151, since October, in the state of South Carolina. Flu season typically runs through May. Categories: Local News, News Tags: Flu

SC DHEC: Flu Expert Talks Flu Shot

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– It seems like everyone knows someone who has had the flu this season, if they have not had it themselves. According to the South Carolina Department of Health,  so far, 46 people in South Carolina have died from the flu. Doctors say your best protection is still getting a flu shot, they also stress that it is never…

DHEC: Flu on the Rise In SC

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)–The South Carolina Department of Health says the Flu continues to increase in the state. DHEC says, while it is not known when the flu season activity will peak, health officials are encouraging South Carolinians to protect themselves against the flu.  In a release, DHEC officials said, “The Influenza A strain continues to be the most frequently reported this…