Covid-19 Vaccination in South Carolina: Where Things Stand

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  • January 12, 2021
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With many, including the governor expressing frustration over the speed of the Covid-19 rollout in South Carolina. DHEC released the following COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation and Utilization information:

  •  Total Doses Received in South Carolina: 233,600
  • Doses Administered: 114,970
  • Covid-19 Testing Percent Positivity Remains Above 30%
  • Internal Data Flaws have impeded new infection counts
  • The South Carolina COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC) will meet at 12:00 p.m. January 13. The committee meeting will be available to the public via Livestream available here.

Additional Information on Vaccine Scheduling for Those 70 and Older

To provide additional information ahead of tomorrow, when those 70 and older can begin to schedule appointments to receive COVID-19 vaccine, please see below.

  • Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, those 70 and older can begin to schedule appointments to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at locations currently accepting vaccine appointments.
  • DHEC’s online map at scdhec.gov/vaxlocator will be live Wednesday, Jan. 13. This online map will show the locations currently accepting appointments for COVID-19 vaccine and the map will provide the contact information for scheduling appointments at those locations. The map itself is not a way to schedule an appointment.
  • Beginning Jan. 13, individuals can also call DHEC’s Care Line at 1-855-472-3432 for assistance in locating contact information for making an appointment. The Care Line can’t schedule an appointment but can help provide the phone numbers of locations offering vaccine appointments.
  • Appointments should be scheduled; walk-ins may not be able to receive vaccine.
  • You will be asked to provide a driver’s license or other form of ID at your appointment that confirms your age in order to receive vaccine. 
  • South Carolina residency is not a requirement to receive a vaccine.
  • The appointment scheduling phone line for each location may operate different hours of the day. This isn’t determined by DHEC.
  • South Carolina, like all states, currently has limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine. Some locations that offer vaccine may not have an appointment available for several weeks, depending on their vaccine supply. Facilities receive doses of vaccine each week from the federal government.
  • Individuals are encouraged to schedule their second shot as soon as they can. It’s important that individuals receive both doses of the same brand of vaccine to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

For the latest COVID-19 vaccine updates and information, visit scdhec.gov/vaxfacts.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Allocation

The only COVID-19 vaccine currently available to Phase 1a individuals who are not long-term facility care residents or staff is the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. So far, 147,200 of the Pfizer vaccine have been received and 76,676 initial doses and 18,600 second doses have been given. 105,859 appointments have been scheduled for the vaccine.

Moderna Vaccine/Long-Term Care Facility Vaccination

  • 86,400 Doses Received
  • 12,968 Doses Given
  • 961 Clinics have been scheduled

To speed up the number of South Carolinians getting vaccinated, Phase 1a individuals or their employers must have contacted a provider to schedule a vaccine appointment by January 15, 2021. This deadline is to ensure priority for the vaccine. DHEC will evaluate demand up to January 15, 2021, to determine whether to request providers move forward with scheduling for the next phase of vaccinations.


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