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How do I schedule a COVID-19 vaccine if I am 70 and older in South Carolina? – WYFF4 Greenville

UP, HIGHLY — KYLIE. KYLIE: THE FIRST THING YOU NEED TO KNOW IS YOU DO HAVE TO HAVE AN APPOINTMENT. YOU ALSO HAVE TO HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE AND ANOTHER FORM OF ID TO YOUR APPOINTMENT TO CONFIRM YOUR AGE. UNTIL TOMORROW, WE WON’T SEE ANY AVAILABLE APPOINTMENTS ON THEIR WEBSITE. WHEN THEY ARE, YOU CAN GO TO THEIR WEBSITE AND MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT ONLINE IF YOU GO TO SC-DHEC.GOV/VAC’S LOCATOR — VAXLOCATOR OR YOU CAN CALL AND THAT WILL DIRECT YOU TO HOSPITALS AND OTHER VACCINATION SITES IN YOUR AREA. IF YOU ARE A PART-TIME SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENT AND GET YOUR FIRST DOSE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, DHEC ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO GET THEIR SECOND THOSE HERE AS WELL. — SECOND DOSE HERE AS WELL. >> YOU HAVE TO GET THE SAME BRAND AS YOUR SECOND DOSE. THEY COULD RECEIVE THEIR SECOND DOSE AND A HOME STATE IF THERE WAS A VACCINE PROVIDER IN THEIR HOME STATE THAT HAS A VACCINE AVAILABLE. KYLIE: A REMINDER BOTH THE PFIZER AND MODERNA VACCINES REQUIRE A SECOND DOSE. THEY WILL GIVE YOU A CARD REMINDING YOU WHEN YOU NEED TO COME BACK AND GET YOUR SECOND SHOT. THAT ARE ASCENDING — THEY ARE SENDING ADDITIONAL REMINDERS IN THE MAIL.

How do I schedule a COVID-19 vaccine if I am 70 and older in South Carolina?

Appointments can be made beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that beginning Wednesday any South Carolina resident aged 70 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can begin scheduling their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine.So how do you make an appointment: There are two ways: CALL 855-472-3432 or by going to scdhec.gov/vaxlocator beginning Wednesday (DHEC said this website is not available until Wednesday) IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM DHEC: 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 the contact information for scheduling 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.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that beginning Wednesday any South Carolina resident aged 70 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can begin scheduling their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

So how do you make an appointment:

There are two ways:

CALL 855-472-3432

or

by going to scdhec.gov/vaxlocator beginning Wednesday (DHEC said this website is not available until Wednesday)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM DHEC:

  • 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 the contact information for scheduling 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.

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