What you need to know: A new study published in Nature reports that Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, both mRNA vaccines, may offer immunity against COVID-19 for years to come. Current data suggests that those who receive either of these vaccines will likely not require a booster shot to maintain immunity.

However, this new information is based on the assumption that the current COVID-19 virus and variants do not continue to change much beyond the original virus’ form. Source: U.S. News

Latest COVID-19 data

South Carolina health officials reported 187 total cases of the coronavirus on Monday (136 confirmed, 51 probable), with one confirmed death.

With 5,726 tests reported Monday, 3.0% were positive.

Confirmed cases in S.C.: 493,015 (+136)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 43,938 (+8)
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,987 (+9)
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 18,384 (+6)
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,634 (+1)

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