Everyone 12+ is Eligible*
All COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. They reduce your risk of getting the virus, particularly in severe forms.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two shots, 21- and 28-days apart respectively. Don’t leave your first appointment without knowing when and where you’ll get your second shot.
The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine is a single shot.
*The Pfizer vaccine is approved for those 12 and older. Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines are approved for 18 and up.
Call 1-866-365-8110 or visit http://scdhec.gov/vaxlocator to find a vaccine location.
A Shot of Hope: COVID-19 Vaccine Community Town Hall
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) invites you to watch the recording of this special, live town hall event about COVID-19 vaccines.
About the Event:
We know that many South Carolinians have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. We also know that there is a lot of misinformation and mistrust when it comes to vaccines in general. This televised conversation is an opportunity for you to hear directly from public health experts, medical professionals and community leaders about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Watch this televised event featuring discussions on:
Our State, Our Communities: The Impact of COVID-19 on South Carolina and its Rural Communities
COVID-19 and Health Disparities and Communities of Color
Across the Generations: The COVID-19 Vaccine
The program is also available on scetv.org and on the @SouthCarolinaETV YouTube channel and Facebook page.
What is COVID-19?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
How to Prevent or Slow the Spread?