It make take a few clicks on the “refresh” button to find a vaccine appointment in South Carolina, but availability is expanding.
As vaccine rollouts continue nationwide, areas of South Carolina are getting extra help from state and federal public health agencies.
Lexington Medical Center announced on Monday that the facility has open vaccine appointments this week and will be accepting walk-ins. For more information, call (803) 739-3363 or visit LexMed.com/vaccine.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control also shared information on Twitter Monday regarding DHEC first dose Moderna vaccine clinics taking place in the Pee Dee all week. To learn more, you can visit scdhec.gov/vaccine or call 1-866-365-8110.
Starting April 14, FEMA will set up the state’s first federally administered vaccine clinic in Columbia. S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control officials say the clinic at Columbia Place Mall will administer 7,000 doses per week. Additional details of the Columbia clinic TBD.
According to DHEC, 19.1% of South Carolina residents are fully vaccinated and 33.5% have received at least one shot as of Monday. This puts the state just slightly above the national average of 18.5% fully vaccinated residents.
DHEC reported 641 new cases and 7 confirmed deaths on Monday and has a percent positive of 4.4%.