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Quin Hatten

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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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…

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

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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 7…

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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…

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2021 Impact of COVID-19 on Small Business Survey

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Our business community continues to be significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and our local leaders want to hear from you.  The City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities has created a survey to determine the current needs of our local businesses.  City staff will use the information gathered from this survey to establish future funding priorities based on the needs of our business community. Columbia is a strong and resilient community and we will grow our…

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FEMA and South Carolina to Open Community Vaccination Center at Columbia Place Mall April 14

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The White House Coronavirus Task Force today announced a federally-supported Community Vaccination Center will open April 14 at Columbia Place Mall in Richland County. The site, coordinated by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Richland County Emergency Services, will be supported by FEMA with vaccine supplies along with logistics and planning staff. Beginning April 14, this site is expected to deliver up to 7,000…

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