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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…

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DHEC Urges COVID-19 Vaccinations for Eligible Children, College Students Ahead of New School Year

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Dr. Traxler: “Don’t miss your shot to participate in school sports, band, and other activities; Roll up your sleeves and get the COVID-19 Vaccine.”  COLUMBIA, S.C. — With some schools and colleges beginning their 2021-2022 school years in the coming weeks, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is strongly encouraging all students, ages 12 and up, to get vaccinated so they can protect themselves and others against COVID-19. It is important…

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DHEC Statement on HHS Encouraging Vaccinations for Young Adults and Eligible Children

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) supports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) June 23 news release urging children 12 and older and young adults to get their COVID-19 vaccination. The federal department, along with the physicians, nurses, and parents joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Heart Association, and more than a dozen other health organizations, in a joint statement on rare…

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As CVC Site Closes, DHEC Applauds Team Effort to Administer More Than 21,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The final first doses of COVID-19 vaccine at the Community Vaccination Clinic (CVC) at Columbia Place Mall were administered yesterday, capping off an eight-week mass vaccination site that has made South Carolina a safer and healthier place to live. South Carolinians and visitors from other states received more than 21,000 doses of vaccine at the FEMA-supported, large-scale vaccination clinic, which was a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental…

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DHEC Partners with South Carolina Brewers Guild for ‘Shot and a Chaser’ COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

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COLUMBIA, S.C. ― The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is excited to announce its “Shot and a Chaser” campaign, a partnership with the South Carolina Brewers Guild to help boost vaccination rates among young adults. Numerous breweries across the state are participating in this initiative. The 20-24 age group is the least vaccinated group in South Carolina, making up less than one percent of all vaccinated individuals, according to DHEC data….

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DHEC Expands Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program to All 46 Counties

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — In its ongoing effort to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to rural and underserved parts of the state, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is expanding its Vaccination Homebound Project to all 46 counties. The statewide program launched Monday, June 1 and will run through December 2021. DHEC is working with two providers, Welcome Pharmacy and H&M Labs, to provide free vaccinations to homebound individuals who may be unable to…

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DHEC Urges Parents to Fight COVID-19 by Vaccinating Their Children Ahead of Summer Break

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 COLUMBIA, S.C.—With Memorial Day just a few days away and summer break on the horizon, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is encouraging parents to get their children, ages 12 and up, vaccinated as soon as possible to protect against COVID-19.   Getting children vaccinated is important because they can spread the virus to vulnerable people, such as elderly residents, people with preexisting conditions, or those under age 12 who can’t…

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Fireflies Team Up with Prisma Health on In-Game Vaccination Site

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The Columbia Fireflies today announced that they have partnered with Prisma Health to administer COVID-19 vaccinations at Segra Park during the 2021 baseball season. Fans who wish to be vaccinated can get their first shot at a Fireflies game on Friday, May 28 or Saturday, May 29. The vaccine will be administered inside the ballpark, along the concourse by the Crescent Patio in right field, to all fans wishing to receive the vaccines. The Pfizer…

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DHEC Partners with SCETV and Local Leaders to Hold Virtual Community Town Hall Focused on COVID-19 Vaccines

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today that it is partnering with South Carolina ETV (SCETV) and local community leaders to host a special live town hall event about COVID-19 vaccines Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. Titled A Shot of Hope: COVID-19 Vaccine Community Town Hall, this televised conversation is an opportunity for South Carolinians to hear directly from and ask questions to public health experts, medical professionals and community leaders…

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The Comet Partners With Uber, Lyft And United Way Of The Midlands To Help Increase Transportation Access To Covid-19 Vaccines

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The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) is partnering with rideshare programs, Uber and Lyft, and the United Way of the Midlands to provide access to rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Richland and Lexington Counties as part of its Don’t Miss Your Shot campaign. “The main role of transportation is providing access to services, resources and essential destinations. We are focused on offering more ways that Midlands residents can access transportation…

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