As of Monday, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reports that about 69% of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations received from the federal government have been distributed to those who are currently eligible. Of the 200,075 doses received, 137,791 have been dispensed.
Doses of the Moderna vaccine are also being administered to patients in long-term care facilities. As of right now, the state has received 117,900 doses of Moderna; 17,376 have been administered to residents and 8,633 given to staff.
On Monday, DHEC reported 2,946 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of 12,806 new individual tests, bringing the current percent positive to 23%. Eight new COVID-19 related deaths were also reported.
Currently, medical workers, long-term care patients and people aged 70 or older are eligible to receive the vaccine. You must make an appointment prior to receiving the vaccination.
Find a vaccine location near you by visiting scdhec/vaccinelocation. If you’re looking for a place to get tested, you’ll find locations through the Lowcountry and other areas of the state by visiting scdhec/testing.