SC lawmakers debating bill to make sure all COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary

  New S.C. data shows which counties have high rates of vaccinated residents

  Horry County Fire Rescue to vaccinate eligible residents during Phase 1B

  DHEC provides list of independent S.C. pharmacies set to receive J&J vaccine

  ‘This is going to open up so much to me’: Those in Phase 1B eager to get vaccinated

  Grand Strand area hospitals prepare to transition to Phase 1B

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  DHEC updates vaccination dashboard, provides in-depth county-level data

Facebook group helps eligible, high-risk people search for leftover COVID-19 vaccine

  New Directions homeless shelters signing up clients for vaccine appointments

  Health leaders ask South Carolinians to use ‘honor code’ for Phase 1b eligibility

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments

  Vaccine clinic at Darlington Raceway fully booked; Gov. McMaster scheduled to visit

  Grand Strand Medical Center out of second doses of COVID-19 vaccine; new shipment expected Thursday

Grand Strand Medical Center is expecting to receive a shipment of second COVID-19 vaccine doses after exhausting their inventory last week.

  WHAT TO KNOW: S.C. prepares to move to Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Gov. McMaster said S.C. will move to Phase 1B starting on Monday, March 8.

Local restaurant owner says all employees must get COVID-19 vaccine to work there

More people will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting Wednesday.

  McMaster tours Myrtle Beach mass vaccination clinic, shares support for event

South Carolina’s governor made a stop at the mass vaccination event held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Tuesday.

  Conway Medical Center hopes to start vaccinating HCS teachers, school staff next week

  Thousands get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Myrtle Beach Convention Center

  Gov. McMaster announces Phase 1B vaccine rollout in S.C. to include those 55+

  Florence One teachers to receive first COVID-19 vaccine dose at Darlington Raceway event

  HISTORIC MILESTONE: Over 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in S.C.

  LIST: COVID-19 vaccine phases, who falls under each phase, timeline

  Darlington Raceway allowed to move to Phase 1B for mass COVID-19 vaccine event

Darlington Raceway is able to accommodate even more South Carolinians during its upcoming mass COVID-19 vaccine event on Friday.

WATCH: McMaster to give update on S.C. COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will provide a Tuesday update on the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.

  ‘We’re very excited about having another one’: Hospital leaders react to approval of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine will soon be in the arms of millions of Americans.

  Gov. McMaster to hold briefing at Myrtle Beach mass COVID-19 vaccine event

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will hold a briefing Tuesday afternoon at the mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic happening in Myrtle Beach.

  DHEC: S.C. set to get 41K doses of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine this week

Days after receiving approval, South Carolina will receive its first shipment of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this week.

N.C. to receive more than 80k doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week

North Carolina Health and Human Services says they are expecting more than 80,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine to arrive in N.C. beginning Wednesday.

DHEC running rural vaccine clinics, ready for J&J vaccine

DHEC has held 204 vaccine clinics in February and most were in the rural areas.

  Lumbee Tribe of N.C., Robeson Health Care Corp. hold vaccine drive for educators, those 65+

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina partnered with the Robeson Health Care Corporation to put on a vaccination drive today.

  Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, Robeson Health Care Corporation set to host vaccine drive

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will host the event Friday after being delayed by a week.

  6th dose in Pfizer vaccine vials being recorded in S.C.; any left behind considered waste

Using this sixth dose isn’t something new for many providers.

‘Proud of the partnership’: McMaster applauds vaccine event put on by McLeod, Darlington Raceway

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is recognizing the mass vaccination event that will happen next week at the “Track Too Tough To Tame.”

DHEC launches pilot program to bring vaccine to homebound residents

Some people in South Carolina who are homebound will have a way to get their COVID-19 vaccines.

  Tidelands Health not taking new COVID-19 vaccine appointments; nearly 9,000 remain on waitlist

The hospital also letting those who have made appointments opt-out of the waitlist.

  COVID-19 vaccine available for veterans at Myrtle Beach VA clinic

A Myrtle Beach VA clinic will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine to veterans.

  Darlington Raceway preparing to hold mass COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Preparations are underway for Darlington Raceway to host a massive COVID-19 vaccination clinic next week.

  People frustrated over Grand Strand Medical Center not scheduling second doses

The CDC said for those getting the Pfizer vaccine, they should get the second dose 21 days after the first.

  DHEC addresses Horry County government vaccine controversy; values relationship with county

One DHEC leader reiterated during a news briefing on Wednesday that DHEC is asserting its right to withhold vaccine from providers who “knowingly” choose not to follow state guidelines.

Gov. McMaster encourages private businesses to open vaccine sites

A vaccine location in South Carolina is delivering 130 doses a day with no waiting and wants to expand their capacity to 300 shots per day.

  DHEC continues to evaluate if those with underlying health conditions will be moved up vaccine list

Different groups and industries across South Carolina have made arguments as to why they should be moved up the COVID-19 vaccine distribution list.

  DHEC: Broken vials, syringes contribute to most wasted doses in South Carolina

Leaders with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control addressed possible vaccine waste issues in the state.

FEMA, state officials take tour of Tidelands Health vaccination sites

The hospital said officials got a first-hand hand look at how the sites are set up.

  DHEC director: South Carolina could be ready to move to Phase 1b in 2-3 weeks

South Carolina could start transitioning to Phase 1b in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan in about two to three weeks

  WMBF INVESTIGATES: Horry County government issues statement after DHEC halts additional 1st doses to HCFR

DHEC officials followed up with Horry County officials after WMBF News obtained and reported on an email sent out to all county employees to offer them the chance to receive Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.

  DHEC posts dates, registration details for mass vaccination event at Myrtle Beach Convention Center

People can start booking their appointments for the mass vaccination event being held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

  ‘We are ready, willing and able’: HCS partners with CMC to help vaccinate teachers

Horry County School leaders gave new details Monday night on its vaccination plan once teachers and staff are given the go-ahead to roll up their sleeves.

  ‘#InThisTogether’: S.C. National Guard soldiers assist at Florence COVID-19 vaccination site

Soldiers with the South Carolina National were on deck to help with COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the Pee Dee.

  S.C. health officials say vaccine providers may have to dip into wrong set of doses to fill appointments

Providers across the state are seeing varying levels of difficulty with receiving vaccine shipments.

Over 2,300 individuals ‘affiliated with Horry County Government’ have been vaccinated, county says

As of the county’s latest budget, it employs 2,567 people.

Close to 8,000 join AARP’s statewide vaccine telephone town hall

State leaders and public health officials led a Q & A telephone town hall Friday morning to answer questions from older South Carolinians regarding COVID-19 and the vaccine.

DHEC holding call with Horry County Government on its use of vaccine on employees

The Department of Health and Environmental Control is continuing to look into Horry County Government’s use of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Grand Strand Medical forced to cancel COVID-19 clinic, other hospitals also seeing delays

It’s the second time the hospital has had to cancel a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Publix offering doses of COVID-19 vaccine at 60 stores in S.C.

Publix says it will administer the vaccine in both Horry and Georgetown counties.

  State receives plans from Horry County Schools on vaccinations; asks for additional information

The South Carolina Department of Education wants more information from school districts on their plans to vaccinate teachers and staff.

106-year-old Pawleys Island woman receives COVID-19 vaccine

Mary Shumpert, of Pawleys Island, received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday.

  Eligibility plays key role in vaccination gaps between women, men in South Carolina

More women are being vaccinated over in South Carolina, but doctors said there’s a reason behind it.

  Vaccine clinic at Grand Strand Medical Center postponed after doses not received

A planned COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Grand Strand Medical Center will not take place after a shipment of doses was not received.

N.C. shifting policy on vaccines for visitors from out of state

North Carolina has shifted its policy on vaccinating people from across state lines.

Myrtle Beach leader urges lawmakers to consider hospitality workers for Phase 1b

The head of Myrtle Beach’s business community made a plea to lawmakers on Tuesday to include hospitality workers in Phase 1b.

Lawmakers discuss bills to move teachers to Phase 1A of vaccine rollout

Legislators remarked that it’s a tough issue trying to decide who should go should go first in line with there being such limited supply right now.

  Major S.C. hospital systems testify to lawmakers, lay out key problems facing COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Two major hospital systems had a chance to lay out the improvements DHEC needs to make.

  McLeod Health, Myrtle Beach partnering for 5,000-dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic

McLeod Health and the city of Myrtle Beach are partnering for a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

  Myrtle Beach mayor expresses concerns after all Horry County employees offered COVID-19 vaccine

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune is expressing concerns after WMBF News revealed all Horry County employees were offered coronavirus vaccine.

DHEC, Pee Dee hospital teaming up to get more vaccines to rural communities

A Hartsville hospital will be helping the state get more vaccines out to those in rural communities.

SC House passes $208M funding bill to help with vaccine rollout

State lawmakers are sending a $208 million funding bill to Gov. Henry McMaster’s desk.

  DHEC: COVID-19 vaccine shipments to S.C. could again be delayed due to weather

Officials said the delays to S.C. and other southeastern states are most likely to occur Feb. 16 and Feb. 17.

  Horry County Government responds to DHEC inquiry on vaccinating employees outside of Phase 1a

DHEC asked the county if they had indeed scheduled and vaccinated any county employees or others not included in the current phase.

  SC teacher with muscular dystrophy says returning to classroom without vaccine could be deadly

Lopez said she requested to teach virtually, but because this was denied she’s now on unpaid leave through the Family Medical Leave Act.

  DHEC launches new demographics dashboard on vaccine distribution in S.C.

DHEC said the dashboard provides information on age group, gender, race, and ethnicity of those who have received COVID-19 vaccines in South Carolina.

AARP SC holding COVID-19 Vaccine town hall with McMaster, health leaders

AARP SC is hosting a live, telephone town hall-style event with Gov. Henry McMaster, DHEC Director Dr. Edward Simmer and DHEC Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell.

Grand Strand Medical Center hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinic to accommodate canceled appointments

Staff at Grand Strand Medical Center announced a COVID-19 vaccine clinic is taking place Monday in order to accommodate all appointments that were canceled last week.

Couple celebrates Valentine’s Day while getting COVID-19 vaccine together

Eva and Odd Nelson were among more than 400 seniors who were vaccinated Sunday at Tidelands Health.

  McLeod Health hosts another mass vaccination event in Horry County, around 1,000 vaccinated

It’s McLeod Health’s second mass vaccination clinic after hosting one at North Myrtle Beach High School last week.

  McLeod Health hands out nearly 1,000 vouchers for COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Carolina Forest

The clinic will be held Saturday morning, officials said.

  Critical data on who vaccine is heading to on its way for South Carolina

During a media briefing, state officials said they anticipate a new dashboard will come out on Tuesday.

  Superintendent: Every S.C. school district has been matched with a COVID-19 vaccine provider

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman will hold a virtual media briefing Friday morning.

Email states all Horry County Government employees offered access to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Those eligible for the vaccine are clamoring to get it where they can, some waiting in line, others among tens of thousands on hospital waiting lists.

Disaster response contractor activated to help with South Carolina’s vaccine rollout

South Carolina is getting some outside help for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

  Grand Strand Medical Center unable to vaccinate group of people because of shipment delays

“At this time, because of limited availability, we have run out of first doses for our public vaccine clinic."