Here's the latest information on COVID-19 vaccinations in South Carolina.
Updated April 8, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.
COVID-19 has hit the United States – and South Carolina – especially hard. We are all tasked with new daily requirements: wearing masks, socially distancing, and avoiding crowds. We miss our loved ones, our friends, and our families. Many of us have lost people we know to the pandemic, and the daily numbers can be daunting to face.
However, the vaccine, for many of us, brings hope. By getting vaccinated and continuing with mask-wearing and social distancing, we can all do our part to help others and ourselves stay safe.
Who can get the vaccine?
In South Carolina, COVID-19 vaccinations are underway.
Starting March 31, 2021, all South Carolinians ages 16+ are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations.
DHEC is constantly updating the vaccine provider database for our area. To find a COVID-19 vaccination location near you in South Carolina, visit https://vaxlocator.dhec.sc.gov/.
You can also call DHEC’s Care Line at 866-365-8110, 7 days a week, 7 a.m.–7 p.m., for help finding a vaccination location near you.
Contact information is listed below for some of the major vaccine providers serving Richland County.
Prisma Health is hosting two large-scale vaccination sites in Greenville, South Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina.Both locations offer limited assistance for those without smartphone or computer access, and both locations require waiting in line.
16- and 17-year-olds wishing to get the vaccine through PRISMA Health must call the number listed below; they cannot register through MyChart.
To make an online reservation for the COVID-19 vaccine, you may need to have an email account. Even if you do not have a device of your own to access an email account, you can still sign up for a free one to use on any Web connected device. Here are some simple steps to follow to get your own email account.
If you do not have computer access or a mobile device, several library locations are offering in-person services like computer access and outdoor services like laptop use. See the full list here.
How can I get to a vaccine site?
The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) has launched their “Don’t Miss Your Shot” campaign to assist people in traveling to various COVID-19 vaccination sites across the Midlands.
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) currently impacting the U.S., we've compiled a list of resources and information to help you and your family stay informed. For additional COVID-19 resources and information, click here.