South Carolina health leaders are working to increase COVID-19 vaccine distribution across the state with new pop-up clinics. The initiative comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced South Carolina was among the worst states for vaccine distribution. So far, only two states have given out fewer vaccines than the Palmetto States.
Grocery chains Harris Teeter and Publix both said their pharmacies will begin offering the vaccination to eligible people, and the state has further plans to get more people vaccinated as quickly as possible.
“While DHEC continues to request the most doses possible each week from the federal government, currently 100% of COVID-19 vaccines available in our state have either been given or are scheduled to be given,” said Dr. Brannon Taxler of SCDHEC.
Traxler said state health officials spent the weekend and Monday on the phone with representatives from Operation Warp Speed and the CDC to try to receive an explanation for the low amount of vaccine provided. Traxler said clear answers were not immediately available Monday. #WakeUpCLT #COVID19 #Coronavirus
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