VACCINE Q&A: What about homebound people who want the vaccine?

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Published: Feb. 15, 2021 at 12:31 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - We posed this question to Cristi Renwick of the S.C. State Emergency Response Team.

“DHEC anticipates having a plan by the end of February that will include providers who can address COVID-19 vaccine access challenges like being homebound,” she said.  “Currently, these providers are vaccinating their staff and adding staff to meet the needs of our vulnerable citizens.”

“It’s recommended to get the second dose as close to the 21-(Pfizer) or 28-day (Moderna) time frame as possible, but the CDC advises it’s okay if the second dose of vaccine needs to be delayed past the recommended time frame,” Renwick said.  “There is no maximum interval between the first and second doses for either vaccine. CDC recommends getting the second doses within 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose of Pfizer or Moderna.”

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