South Carolinians age 70 or older can begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments Wednesday

South Carolinians age 70 or older can begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments Wednesday

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - South Carolinians aged 70 or older can begin making appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.

It’s important to note, making an appointment Wednesday doesn’t mean you will receive the vaccine on that day.

People can call 1-855-472-3432 for assistance with making an appointment.

WHAT TO KNOW: Those in S.C. 70 and older can schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments Wednesday

Grand Strand hospitals are working around the clock to handle the rush of calls and bookings.

Conway Medical Center is working through the logistics of where the vaccines will be available and designating staff to administer them. People will be able to book an appointment through the CMC’s website.

For Tidelands Health, they’re working on specific locations for community vaccinations outside of Tidelands Health hospitals.

The hospital system hopes to begin vaccinations next week and will provide information on their website.

Gayle Resetar, chief operating officer for Tidelands Health, said they’ll likely publish a phone number to call to make an appointment Wednesday.

As for Grand Strand Health, a spokesperson said the hospital will not be able to begin scheduling appointments on Wednesday. They’re using the limited vaccine doses to continue to vaccinate healthcare workers and first responders.

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