Grand Strand Health accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for those 70+

Grand Strand Health accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for those 70+
Grand Strand Health is now accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for people 70 years and older, the hospital announced.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Grand Strand Health is now accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointments for people 70 years and older, the hospital announced.

Starting Monday, Grand Strand Health is vaccinating members of the general public 70 years and older by appointment only.

  • Given limited supply of vaccine, distribution will be by appointment only at Grand Strand Medical Center
  • People will not be vaccinated without an appointment
  • Individuals age 70+ may register online, through their CDC issued VAMS account, for an appointment time

Officials say slots will fill up extremely quickly, given the limited amount of vaccine available.

According to Grand Strand Health, Monday’s appointments filled up in just minutes and there are limited appointments available for Tuesday. Their team is working on opening up appointments for additional days this week.

Those that qualify can find and make appointments through their VAMS account.

More information can be found here by clicking vaccine information.

To date, the health system has provided more than 6,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to employees, physicians and other healthcare providers in the community, according to a press release.

Officials say nearly 600 doses have already been administered to people ages 70 and older.

“Our team has spent every day over the past 11 months fighting COVID-19,” says Dr. George Helmrich, Chief Medical Officer of Grand Strand Health. “We’ve seen and felt its impact, and know the vaccine is the next best step to getting back to the activities we love with friends and family.”

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