DHEC provides list of independent S.C. pharmacies set to receive J&J vaccine
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) – Over 100 independent pharmacies in South Carolina will soon receive the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced on Wednesday how it was going to distribute the new vaccine across the state.
South Carolina will receive 41,000 doses of the vaccine next week. It’s not clear right now if that’s how much the state will get every week.
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State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell said DHEC is activating independent pharmacies that will receive the J&J vaccine because they are more likely to serve rural counties. The J&J vaccine also doesn’t have strict storage and handling requirements like Pfizer and Moderna, so it will be easier for smaller pharmacies to handle the vaccine.
WMBF News reached out to DHEC and asked which pharmacies were going to provide the J&J vaccine, and we were sent a list of 125 independent pharmacies. DHEC confirmed that all of the pharmacies on the list have been activated as vaccine providers.
***It’s important to note that the J&J vaccines will be sent to South Carolina next week, and some pharmacies may not be accepting appointments just yet. Some of the pharmacies have started waiting lists for those interested in receiving the vaccine.***
DHEC stated that J&J allocations will be limited for several weeks and that providers need to limit their appointments in order to avoid cancellations.
Below is a list of pharmacies in the Grand Strand and Pee that are set to receive the J&J vaccine:
CareSC Pharmacy LLC:
718 N. Fraser Street, Georgetown
Carolina Health Pharmacy LLC (Carolina Forest Pharmacy):
4036 River Oaks Drive, Unit #1, Myrtle Beach
Cherry Grove Drug:
1201 Sea Mountain Highway, North Myrtle Beach
1610 Church Street, Suite C, Conway
Dillon Community Pharmacy:
200 W. Harrison Street, Suite A, Dillon
Florence Pharmacy, LLC (Florence Piggly Wiggly Pharmacy):
1945 West Palmetto Street, Unit 32, Florence
Golden Tower Pharmacy:
2837 Highway 501 East, Aynor
Carolina Health and Wellness Pharmacy:
5405 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach
Lamar Family Pharmacy:
100 North Railroad Avenue, Lamar
Latta Drug Company:
106 East Main Street, Latta
Sherry’s Meds & More:
3914 Main Street, Loris
Ocean Lakes Pharmacy:
1415 Highway 17 Business North, Surfside Beach
Palmetto Infusion Services:
Locations in Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Island and Florence
Pawleys Island Pharmacy LLC
9710 Ocean Highway 17, Pawleys Island
Pawleys Island Pharmacy of Litchfield
115 Willbrook Boulevard, Unit A, Pawleys Island
Powers Pharmacy of Loris:
3985 Meeting Street, Loris
2000 Main St., Conway
Thomas Seashore Drugs:
1304 Highway 17, Little River
Wall Drugs of Johnsonville:
239 Stuckey Street, Johnsonville
Wall Drugs of Pamplico:
616 Walnut Street, Pamplico
3373 Highway 9 East, Little River
411 Thurgood Marshall Highway, Kingstree
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