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The Comet to Offer Free COVID-19 Vaccines

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Columbia, SC –The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), in partnership with Health Force, LLC, will offer free COVID-19 vaccinations beginning Monday, May 3. Vaccines are free to the public on a first come, first served basis at the COMET Central transit hub located at the corner of Laurel and Sumter Streets. There are two vaccines that will be offered by The COMET and Health Force, LLC. One is through Janssen, a division of…

Free Community Vaccination Clinic in Columbia Able to Give Up to One Thousand Pfizer Shots Every Day

| Press Releases | No Comments After a  kickoff to the Community Vaccination Clinic at Columbia Place Mall, FEMA, the State of South Carolina, the City of Columbia, and Richland County are seeing immediate results in their collaborative effort to deliver up to 7,000 doses per week. Hundreds of people have already received their vaccinations at the clinic, located at 7201 Two Notch Road. The clinic will be open seven days a week for eight weeks, from 7 a.m. to…

DHEC Statement on Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) released the following statement concerning this morning’s federal announcement about the Janssen vaccine, also referred to as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine: South Carolina public health officials received word this morning, like many throughout the nation and the state, that the CDC and FDA have recommended immediately pausing use of the Janssen vaccine due to concerns with blood clotting. Our top priority…