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Five Points Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Event

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The City of Columbia, the Five Points Association and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) will set up a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Monday, June 14, 2021 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Walk-ins: 5 Points Fountain Parking Lot, 727 Harden St. Drive thru: 2221 Devine St. (enter from the back at Greene and Heidt) The clinic will be offering the one-shot Janssen (J&J) and the two-dose Moderna. For more information or…

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Soda City Market COVID-19 Vaccine Event

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Soda City Market (located on the 1300-1600 blocks of Main St.) will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccine event on Saturday, June 12th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pfzier vaccine for ages 12+ will be offered. After the Saturday, June 12th date, the vaccine event will be returning Saturday, July 10th. No appointment is necessary at this time. For questions, please contact Cassandra Waddell at [email protected]

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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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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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