Data from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control indicates more than 200,000 South Carolinians currently have some form of natural immunity to COVID-19 after being infected during the virus’ most recent surge, beginning in July.
Getting a vaccine at any pharmacy is not as easy as it sounds for Kimberly Lewis and her son. Lewis says 17-year old Dustin has obsessive compulsive disorder, meaning that he won’t leave to get the shot but the shot needs to come to him.
South Carolina’s top educator and public health director are both encouraging more school districts to take advantage of an opportunity that can get more quarantined students back in the classroom sooner.
The deadline to get the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, or at least have the appointment scheduled, was Monday for city Charleston workers. New data from the city showed just how many workers have gotten the shot so far.
New data from MUSC shows the number of children admitted to their Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital with COVID in August and September makes up 40 percent of all COVID-19-related admissions since the beginning of the pandemic.
Despite some hesitancy, the White House vaccinations coordinator says vaccine mandates have proven effective in the weeks since President Biden announced mandatory COVID vaccines for nearly 100 million Americans.