MUSC to open daily vaccine clinic downtown

VIDEO: MUSC to open daily vaccine clinic downtown

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Medical University of South Carolina is planning to start a large, daily vaccination clinic in downtown Charleston on Monday.

It’s at the site of the old DMV on Lockwood Drive.

However, the manager of strategic operations for this clinic, Morgan Muller, says it won’t be open to the general public for appointments right away.

MUSC had to postpone about 50,000 vaccination appointments when supply was delayed a few weeks ago.

She says now the top priority is getting those people who were put on the wait list rescheduled.

“So now that our supply is back and we are working through that wait list, that is our first priority to get all of those patients scheduled and our goal is to do that as quickly as possible,” Muller said. “As soon as we get through that wait list, then we will open up scheduling back to the general community.”

Muller says right now they have about 7,500 people rescheduled next week. She says it will probably take a few weeks to get through the wait list.

She hopes to get about 1,000 people vaccinated per day at the former DMV site.

Muller says MUSC did some minor renovations at the site to set up 12 vaccination pods inside.

“It was a great opportunity to partner with the City of Charleston and make sure that we could utilize this larger space, get more patients through in a day, and gain efficiencies with our operations being at one larger location,” Muller said.

The daily clinic will run Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Once open to the public, appointments can be made here.

MUSC hopes to open an even larger daily vaccination location in North Charleston by the end of March. Muller says they are still working through the logistics of that site, but they hope it will be able to hold a capacity of 3,000 patients per day.

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