Courtesy MUSC

With increased vaccine eligibility beginning Wednesday, Charleston is staffing select recreation facilities to help local residents get vaccine reservations.

Charleston Recreation Department staff will provide help residents navigate the reservation process at locations in West Ashley, James Island and downtown, with hopes that residents of traditionally underserved areas will be able to get their vaccines when they are eligible.

Beginning Wednesday, people in South Carolina aged 16 and up are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Those seeking reservations on their own can visit for more information.

As of Tuesday, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control confirmed 344 new cases of COVID-19 statewide, with four new deaths. Among 9,233 tests reported Tuesday, 5.7% were positive.

Charleston residents can also contact the city’s Recreation Department at 843-724-7327.

Vaccine reservation assistance is available at the following rec facilities:


St. Julian Devine – 1 Cooper St.
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Arthur W. Christopher – 265 Fishburne St.
Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Shaw Center – 22 Mary St. 
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Martin Park – 155 Jackson St. 
Monday – Friday 3 to 6 p.m.

Freddie Whaley Playground – 1810 Doscher Rd.
Monday – Friday 3 to 6 p.m.

West Ashley

Forest Park Playground – 780 West Oak Forest Dr. 
Monday – Friday 3 to 6 p.m.

James Island

Thomas Johnson Playground – 1442 Secessionville Rd. 
Monday – Friday 3 to 6 p.m.

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