What you need to know: Charleston’s Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, which started administering vaccine doses in December, is now expanding the availability of the Pfizer vaccine to more veterans.
According to Live 5 News, the VA said it is making appointments for veterans along with their caregivers, spouses and other beneficiaries falling within the standards set by the SAVE LIVES Act, a bill signed into law on March 24 by President Biden.
If you are eligible and want to make an appointment, call the VA at (843) 789-6900. The VA has administered nearly 60,000 doses to date.
Latest COVID-19 data
South Carolina health officials reported 391 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, with 11 confirmed deaths.
With 9,090 tests reported Wednesday, 6.3% were positive.
Confirmed cases in S.C.: 476,958 (+391)
Total positive cases in Charleston County: 42,181 (+58)
Total positive cases in Berkeley County: 17,006 (+9)
Total positive cases in Dorchester County: 17,207 (+32)
Deaths in S.C. from COVID-19: 8,247 (+11)