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The City of Columbia Partners with Prisma Health, SC DHEC and Lexington Medical Center to Offer Free COVID-19 Vaccinations

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The City of Columbia is partnering with Prisma Health, SC DHEC and Lexington Medical Center to host free COVID-19 vaccination clinics at city operated facilities. The city is increasing vaccination efforts across the Midlands as a part of the Mayor’s “It’s YOUR Shot, Columbia” campaign to inform Midlands citizens of the free, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations. Please see the upcoming vaccination clinic at Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Solomon Way from 1 p.m. until 4…

DHEC Seeks Applicants to Perform Hyperlocal COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach Efforts

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Public Health Officials launch a $5 million grant assistance program to fund enhanced community vaccine awareness and understanding    The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced the agency is accepting grant applications from organizations to help expand awareness and information about the COVID-19 vaccines and help increase vaccination rates in South Carolina. Our goal is to vaccinate as many eligible South Carolinians as possible and help end the COVID-19 pandemic.…

DHEC Issues Statement on CDC’s Revised Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools

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Today, the CDC issued its COVID-19 prevention guidelines for K-12 schools ahead of the 2021-2022 academic year. The guidelines were released two weeks before some of South Carolina schools begin their fall semester, and as the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is preparing its guidance for public schools across the state. The CDC’s guidelines can be found here. They include: Schools should fully reopen for in-person education to the greatest extent…