Tidelands Health to host family vaccination event at Inlet Square Mall

Tidelands Health is hosting a family vaccination event this weekend as COVID-19 vaccine eligibility extends to children 12 years and older.

Half of N.C. adults have been vaccinated against COVID-19, health officials say

N.C. lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

  Grand Strand hospitals seeing major slowdown in vaccine demand

  DHEC prepares for expected Pfizer vaccine approval for children ages 12-15

S.C. health leaders encouraged by approaching approval of vaccines for adolescents

  Some looking to move to SC out of fear of forced vaccinations

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  Conway Medical Center starts walk-in clinics after COVID-19 vaccine supply, demand even out

Charleston County demonstrators protest mandatory school mask rule

  Horry County pharmacies resume use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after pause

  Georgetown County reverend sees prayer answered with J&J vaccine recommended again

NCDHHS recommending Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution resumes

DHEC says vaccine providers can now administer J&J vaccine

  DHEC exploring data on who’s not getting vaccinated in SC, changes views on walk-in clinics

DHEC officials spoke Friday about how demand statewide is slowing down, but supply is now stable.

  CDC investigating Oregon woman’s death after J&J vaccine

Oregon health authorities say federal officials are investigating the death of a woman in her 50s who developed a blood clot and low platelets within two weeks of receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Conway Medical Center clinic for COVID-19 vaccine to begin accepting walk-ins

Officials said current appointments for first and second doses will also be honored.

Over 2,000 HCS teachers, staff receive COVID-19 vaccinations, leaders say

Leaders at Horry County Schools provided an update on the number of teachers and staff who opted to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

  Georgetown Co. has state’s top COVID-19 vaccination rate

SC governor, first lady receive COVID-19 vaccines

85-year-old woman was one of 22 who ‘mistakenly’ received saline shot at N.C. Walgreens

  Doctors, DHEC fight vaccine hesitancy following Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause

FBI warns against making or buying fake COVID-19 vaccination cards

Conway Medical Center hosting walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic next week

  Federal panel wants to understand risks-benefits before recommending future for J&J vaccine rollout

After reviewing the evidence available at this time, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday they won’t be making a decision yet on who the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should be recommended for.

  Q & A: What’s going on with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in S.C.?

Nick Davidson, DHEC’s senior deputy for public health, spoke one-on-one with WMBF about what kind of impact the state foresees with this pause in the rollout of this vaccine.

  ‘Young, healthy’ South Mississippi man suffers stroke hours after receiving J&J vaccine

When the news broke about the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Tuesday, one Coast family was already living with a tragedy they believe was caused by the vaccine.

Tidelands Health partners with Georgetown NAACP to encourage COVID-19 vaccination

The Georgetown NAACP hopes a grassroots approach to community outreach and a partnership with Tidelands Health will convince people to make their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

  S.C. doctors say Johnson & Johnson pause done out of abundance of caution

Health leaders from across the Grand Strand and Lowcountry gathered virtually to address pressing questions from the public on the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine.

  ‘An unfortunate event’: Grand Strand pharmacies halt J&J vaccinations following CDC recommendation

Independent pharmacies along the Grand Strand had to stop giving out doses of the vaccine Tuesday.

  DHEC to pause J&J vaccine distribution, releases statement after feds raise alarm over clot concerns

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is responding after the federal government recommended a “pause” in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

  Darlington Co. COVID-19 vaccine clinic canceled after J&J shot paused by U.S.

CareSouth Carolina will be administering only the Moderna vaccine until further clarification from the CDC and the FDA.

What to do if you’ve already received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Many people have questions as the U.S. is recommending a “pause” in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.

  Tidelands Health accepting walk-ins at regional COVID-19 vaccination sites this week

Those 16 and older can stop by a vaccination site during select hours to receive the vaccine without an appointment.

‘I’m very concerned’: Advocates react to low vaccination rate of Hispanic and Latino communities in SC

Guimaraes said part of the hesitancy stems from misinformation and misconceptions about the vaccine.

Duke requiring new, returning students be vaccinated against COVID-19

Duke University will require all new and returning students to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before enrolling in the fall 2021 semester, the university announced Friday.

  Tidelands Health hosting walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Myrtle Beach

Tidelands will be administering the Pfizer vaccine during the event, officials said.

CDC finds no reason for concern with Johnson & Johnson vaccine following limited reactions

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services worked with the CDC and Wake County Public Health Department to investigate the limited number of cases where reactions were reported with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Clyburn encourages rural S.C. residents to get COVID-19 vaccine

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) visited a rural COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Yemassee Thursday, one of eight his office announced last week in an effort to help residents far from cities get the shot.

  S.C. ‘pulse survey’ results show over 80% of respondents plan to take COVID-19 vaccine

On March 31, S.C. opened up vaccine eligibility to everyone aged 16 and older.

  McLeod Seacoast hosting walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics

McLeod Seacoast is hosting walk-in clinics for first dose recipients.

  DHEC data reveals three Horry County zip codes with over 50% of residents vaccinated

More than 114,600 people in Horry County have started the COVID-19 vaccination process, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

  DHEC: S.C. sees over 100 COVID-19 ‘breakthrough cases’ in fully vaccinated people

Despite being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, dozens of South Carolinians have tested positive for the virus.

CLT Airport says some airlines may require proof of vaccine, gives other tips as travel increases

Officials at Charlotte Douglas International Airport say some airlines may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination among several tips the airport is giving passengers as travel increases during the pandemic.

  Red Cross: People can still donate blood after getting the COVID-19 vaccine

This comes at a time when the organization is seeing a decrease in people giving blood.

  Pair of Pee Dee counties among those with highest COVID-19 incidence rates

DHEC says it plans to host more community-centric vaccine clinics in rural areas.

  DHEC: Spoiled Johnson & Johnson vaccine batch not expected to affect S.C. at this time

This week it was revealed that 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine had to be discarded because “it did not meet quality standards.”

Need a COVID-19 vaccine appointment? Several DHEC clinics offered in Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Those who are looking for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment have several opportunities next week in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee.

More than a third of South Carolinians have received at least one COVID vaccine

More than two million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been put into people’s arms in South Carolina, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.

  Grand Strand doctor stresses keeping ‘eyes on the prize’ on path to COVID-19 herd immunity

An Horry County doctor is weighing in on what could be setting us back from COVID-19 herd immunity.

  DHEC reports more than 2 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in S.C.

The Palmetto State has reached an historic milestone in the battle against COVID-19.

Tidelands Health set to reach 50K dose milestone

Officials with Tidelands Health expected to give its 50,000th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday.

SC proposal would bar employers from requiring COVID vaccine

South Carolina lawmakers are considering a proposal to prevent employers from mandating COVID-19 vaccines for workers.

  Publix offering more COVID-19 vaccine appointments at South Carolina locations

Officials from the chain said appointments will open again starting April 1.

  ‘It is our best way forward:’ Hospital says vaccine demand slowed down with 16+ vaccinations

Conway Medical Center opened its vaccine appointments for those 16 and older Wednesday.

  MUSC Health Florence vaccinates more than 1,300 people at mass vaccine event

For the first time, people ages 16 and older were able to get their shot.

  COVID-19 vaccine open to everyone in S.C. 16 and older

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to everyone in South Carolina who is 16 years of age and older.

  ‘We’re ready for it to open’: S.C. hospitals prepare for increase in vaccine demand as eligibility opens up

Hospitals in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee are adjusting to meet the anticipated increase in demand for the COVID-19 vaccine.

MUSC Health hosting mass COVID-19 vaccination event Wednesday at Florence Center

MUSC Health said there are appointments still available for the event.

  Longs pastor teams up with health center to vaccinate those in underserved communities

A team effort by a local church and a community health center is helping to get more people vaccinated in underserved communities.

  Tidelands Health plans mass vaccine event as eligibility in S.C. expands to those 16 and up

Tidelands Health is planning a mass vaccination event to coincide with everyone in South Carolina aged 16 and older becoming eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

  DHEC: South Carolina set to receive over 160,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses next week

South Carolina is set to see a big increase in COVID-19 vaccine doses next week, just as the state opens up eligibility to adults 16 and over.

  Millions of dollars headed to community health centers in South Carolina

A group of facilities in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee also received funding.

As SC’s COVID numbers improve, young people try to live in the moment

Two key indicators of how South Carolina is doing in the fight against COVID-19 are trending downward.

Governor’s office: Announcement expected ‘very soon’ on opening vaccine eligibility to all S.C. adults

As more and more states open COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults, South Carolina could be following suit soon.

Gov. Cooper accelerates timeline to vaccinate next groups in N.C.

Starting on March 31, COVID-19 vaccinations will open to those in the rest of Group 4.

  ‘It’s a relief:’ Woman grateful for receiving vaccination appointment during evening hours

Hospitals are trying to ensure more residents in the Grand Strand receive their first and second doses.

  DHEC: No plans to open vaccine eligibility to all South Carolinians yet

In South Carolina, adults outside of a priority phase can’t begin signing up until May 3.

DHEC looking to fill over 100 COVID-19 vaccine appointments in Dillon

Those looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine may have their chance on Wednesday in Dillon.

  Tidelands Health launches new tools for scheduling COVID-19 vaccine, expands appointment hours, locations

Vaccine appointments are available this week in both Georgetown and Horry counties.

Tidelands Health offering after-hours vaccine appointments as eligibility expands

Tidelands Health is making it easier for those who can’t take time off work but want to get the vaccine.

With MUSC trial underway, fourth COVID-19 vaccine waits for approval

A fourth vaccine, currently undergoing trials at MUSC in Charleston, could be one step closer to approval in the United States.

  Tidelands Health offers COVID-19 vaccination Tuesday in Georgetown

Tidelands Health is offering a flexible schedule opportunity for those who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Krispy Kreme offering free doughnuts every day if you’ve been vaccinated

Krispy Kreme is sweetening the idea of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Krispy Kreme offering a free doughnut a day for showing a COVID-19 vaccine card

Krispy Kreme is offering a sweet incentive for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

DHEC: Over 1 million SC residents have started COVID-19 vaccination process

Health officials also said over 566,000 residents have also completed vaccination.

  Tidelands Health continues vaccinating Georgetown County School District teachers

Hundreds of educators got vaccinated at Saturday’s clinic.

  Grand Strand area hospitals react to Biden’s vaccine administration timeline

South Carolina is currently in the process of vaccinating thousands of people in Phase 1B each day.

  DHEC: All nursing, long-term care facilities in S.C. to provide visitation with few limitations

Visitations at nursing and long-term care facilities are getting closer to being back to normal for families.

S.C. National Guard administers over 52K COVID-19 vaccines to residents

The South Carolina National Guard has hit another milestone in its mission to support the state’s pandemic efforts.

  S.C. residents share perspectives on returning to normalcy after receiving COVID-19 vaccine

According to data from state health officials, nearly 13% of South Carolina’s population is fully vaccinated from COVID-19.

  Grand Strand area doctors explain recent dip in COVID-19 cases

A recent White House report downgraded Horry County in terms of case counts.