‘Owe them a debt of gratitude’: First S.C. National Guardsman administers vaccine at Tidelands Health

‘Owe them a debt of gratitude’: First S.C. National Guardsman administers vaccine at Tidelands Health
A South Carolina National Guardsmen administers a COVID-19 vaccine at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital. (Source: SC National Guard)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Members of the South Carolina National Guard are now stepping in to help vaccinate those in the Palmetto State.

The South Carolina National Guard posted a picture of a guardsman administering a vaccine on Thursday at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital.

“This was the first COVID-19 vaccine administered by a SC National Guard member to a member of the community,” the tweet stated.

Gov. Henry McMaster responded and said that the men and women of the National Guard have been activated for 300 days to help in the pandemic battle.

“They’ve been engaged in everything from PPE delivery to supporting our COVID-19 vaccination efforts. We owe them a debt of gratitude,” said McMaster.

Just a few days ago, the governor’s office had said that if it was determined that the National Guard would be needed to help get the vaccine out more quickly, then the governor will order it.

On Tuesday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper activated the National Guard to help with the state’s distribution plan.

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