A bill lawmakers and hospitals hope will help improve the vaccine roll out in South Carolina, in particular in rural communities, has passed the South Carolina Senate and is now heading back to the House.
The leading doctor in South Carolina’s fight against COVID-19 said she knows that the vaccine distribution process has been frustrating for many people who are waiting to see if they will be next in line.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says they and Governor Henry McMaster announced South Carolinians 65 or older can begin scheduling their appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
While many health experts recommend pregnant healthcare workers on the frontlines receive a COVID-19 vaccine, some worry about the lack of data from clinical trials related to how mothers and their unborn children may be impacted long term.
Gov. Henry McMaster says the state must prioritize saving lives in the COVID-19 pandemic by first protecting South Carolinians “at greatest risk of dying and those who keep them — and the rest of us — alive.”