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June 21, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Updated June 21, 2022

COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help us get back to normal. We all play a vital role in vaccine outreach. To help answer frequently asked questions and provide education, we have created this vaccine resource page.

Vaccine Eligibility Expands to Children

VaccineOn Jun. 18, the CDC announced the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 4 years old. This age group is the last to become eligible to receive the vaccine. Children 5-11 were approved in the fall of 2021.

The primary series for this youngest age group consists of either: three doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or two doses of Moderna.

Use the vaccination locator provided by the S.C. Department of Environmental Health and Control to find a location and schedule an appointment.


Who Can Get a Vaccine? 

  • Anyone age 6 months and older 
  • Booster shots are available for anyone age 5 and older five months after completing their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series, six months after receiving the Moderna vaccine or two months after receiving the J&J vaccine. Children and teens ages 5 through 17 may only recieve the Pfizer-BioNTech booster. A second booster is not recommended for anyone between ages 5 and 17.
  • CDC does not recommend mixing products for your primary series doses. If you received Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 for the first dose of your primary series, you should get the same product for all following primary series doses.


Find vaccine provider locations

  1. Use 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.
  2. Walk-ins welcome at Tidelands Health.
  3. DHEC COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line > 1-866-365-8110
    People who have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines or who need help finding vaccine providers and their contact information are asked to call the DHEC COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line. Staff is answering calls from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. You also can visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions page. This webpage is regularly updated with new questions and science-based, factual information.

Host a Vaccination Clinic

Tidelands Health will come on site and offer vaccination clinics. This service is available at no cost to businesses, churches and community groups in Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties. To request an on-site clinic, contact Tidelands Health Community Health Resources at communitywellness@tidelandshealth.org or 843-520-8586.

Vaccine Resources From the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The CDC recently issued new guidance to help businesses determine if on-site vaccination is an option for them. To assist you, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has prepared some new resources and best practices for hosting a vaccine clinic. 

For more information and best practices, visit the U.S. Chamber's COVID Vaccines Digital Resources Center.

On-Site Vaccination Clinic Toolkit

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers an On-Site Vaccination Clinic Toolkit that includes a roadmap for working directly with vaccine providers to launch vaccination clinics in places people know and trust, sample roles and responsibilities to guide discussion and planning with your vaccine provider, and points-of-contact for vaccine providers offering on-site vaccination services. 

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

Reminder to continue to get tested

Free COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 TestingBe 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. 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. If it has been more than 72 hours since you were tested, you can email CustomerService@dhec.sc.gov or call the Care Line at 1-888-697-9004 to inquire about your test results.

  • If you have general questions about COVID-19, DHEC Care Line 855-472-3432 is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. In the event of an emergency, please call 911. 
  • For mental health or substance abuse services related to COVID-19, call SC Hopes support line 24/7 at 1-844-724-6737 (1-844-SC-HOPES). Visit Website
     

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