Vaccine

Prisma Health: Omicron variant ‘likely’ in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – It is highly likely that the new COVID variant is in South Carolina, this is according to an infectious disease physician at Prisma Health.  As of now there is no known cases of the new strain in the country. Prisma Health Infectious Disease Physician Helmut Albrecht says the recent U.S. travel restrictions can delay the virus…

Children across Nation get first shots approved for ages 5 to 11

CNN–Nearly 28 million children in the U.S. are now eligible to roll up their sleeves for a COVID-19 shot. Doctor Rochelle Walensky, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, moved to allow children between 5 and 11 year old to get vaccinated. The shots will be one third of an adult dose but still a two shot…

NEW: FDA panel endorses vaccines for children ages 5 to 11

WASHINGTON (AP) _ U.S. health advisers have endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger children. The vote Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration panel moves the U.S. closer to vaccinating children ages 5 to 11. The FDA isn’t bound by the panel’s recommendation and is expected to make its own decision within days. If regulators agree, shots…

DHEC hosting Free COVID-19 vaccine clinics across SC

Health officials urging SC residents to get vaccinated

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–State Health officials are urging anyone who is eligible and 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…

DHEC hosting free vaccine clinics across SC

SC Health officials are urging anyone who is eligible and has not gotten vaccinated, to get the COVID-19 shot

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–State Health officials are urging anyone who is eligible and 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…