COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - During a media briefing call on Friday afternoon South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s interim director of public health Dr. Brannon Traxler said they are trying to be more transparent about COVID-19 vaccine doses in South Carolina.
“We know that our utilization rate is getting a lot of national, state and local-level attention. People are trying to understand, and for good reason, how we’re doing in our efforts to get as many of our residents vaccinated, as quickly as possible,” Traxler said.
The utilization rate is the rate of doses administered versus the doses allocated and/or shipped to South Carolina. Traxler said starting next week DHEC will give the state’s vaccine utilization rate twice a week and will also tell us the number of Pfizer and Moderna shots given out.
Here are the number released on Friday, January 22:
- Vaccines in South Carolina: 542,050
- Vaccines administered: 246,233
- Appointments made: 296,944
“This will help show the progress of vaccination from day-to-day across the state,” Traxler added. “DHEC is always looking for ways to get better. And we hope that these small data updates will largely help our communities better track the state’s vaccine rollout.”
You can find other data on the administration of Pfizer and Moderna on DHEC’s website by clicking here.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.