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Take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Wear a face mask, wash your hands frequently and practice social distancing. A face mask is required by several municipalities throughout the Grand Strand. Read More

January 15, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

VaccineImmunization with a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is a critical component of the United States’ strategy to reduce COVID-19-related illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths and to help put an end to the pandemic. 

Under Phase 1a of South Carolina’s vaccination plan, the state has currently authorized distribution of the vaccine to health care workers, individuals ages 70 and older, certain hospitalized patients, staff of nursing homes and long-term care facilities and state and local government employees essential to COVID-19 vaccination and testing operations.

Find vaccine provider locations by:

  1. Using scdhec.gov/vaxlocator to see locations accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccine. Pick a location and call the phone number listed to make an appointment. The map itself is not a way to schedule an appointment.
  2. Calling DHEC’s Care Line at 1-855-472-3432 for help finding contact information you need to make an appointment. The Care Line can’t schedule an appointment but can give you phone numbers for locations you can call to make an appointment.

For more information about who is included in each phase of the state's vaccination plan and the timelines for each phase, please click here.

Check out the sites below to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine ScamsVaccines

  • Federal Agencies Warn of Emerging Fraud Schemes Related to COVID-19 Vaccines – Federal officials issued a warning for Americans to stay vigilant for possible coronavirus vaccine scams after two separate inoculations began rolling out across the nation. Read Article. The FBI has three hotlines dedicated to reporting scams. 
  • Beware of Fraudulent Coronavirus Tests, Vaccines and Treatments – U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that fraudulent products that claim to cure, treat or prevent COVID-19 haven’t been evaluated by the FDA for safety and effectiveness and might be dangerous to you and your family. Read Article
  • Better Business Bureau: COVID-19 vaccine is on the way. So are the scams. Read Article
  • Federal Trade Commission: COVID-19 vaccines are in the pipeline. Scammers won’t be far behind. Read Article

Reminder to continue to get tested

Free COVID-19 Testing

Be Positive You’re Negative – DHEC urges South Carolinians to be positive you're negative by routinely getting tested if you're regularly out in the community. It's especially important to get tested before and after holiday traveling or events. Visit scdhec.gov/findatest for a testing location near you. DHEC-sponsored testing is free, doesn't require insurance, and results are available within 72 hours.

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