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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.
On 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-520-8586.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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