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…
Prisma Health is moving its COVID-19 vaccination site from Gamecock Park to Colonial Life Arena. The move is meant to better accommodate the summer temperatures.
On Tuesday, Prisma Health announced that they will be adding a new heart valve clinic at Prisma Health Tuomey in Sumter.
According to Prisma Health, the mass vaccination site at Gamecock Park will be closed Saturday due to severe weather. Prisma says those with appointments scheduled for this day at Gamecock Park can come back any day next week and their appointment will be honored.
On Tuesday, Prisma Health announced that they are pausing their use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine.
Prisma Health will no longer move forward with plans to buyout Providence Health, Providence Health Northeast in Columbia and Kershaw Health in Camden. Prisma announced Friday they will not pursue plans to acquire those systems, in addition to a freestanding emergency room in Fairfield County.
Prisma Health is still scheduled to hold their free annual health and wellness event next month. This year’s event will be conducted virtually. WellFest 2021 will be May 22 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Prisma Health says 16 and 17-year-olds cannot sign up through MyChart to schedule their vaccine. Those individuals need to call their COVID-19 hotline at 1-833-2-PRISMA. Officials say they can also contact their Prisma Health physician to get an activation link for MyChart Others can make their appointment on Prisma’s website.
Officials with Prisma Health say the COVID-19 vaccine supply is catching up with the demand. The medical group says it announces additional available appointment dates every Tuesday and Friday on its website.
Prisma Health is offering the COVID-19 vaccine at Gamecock Park on National Guard Road today through Saturday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. You can also get your shot at the Sumter County Civic Center on West Liberty Street from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.