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A COVID-19 vaccine is now available to certain groups of people in the U.S., a critical step toward one day returning to our pre-pandemic way of life.
Learn about vaccine eligibility
With supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine limited, the state has established guidelines that determine when certain groups of people will become eligible to receive it.
Currently, the state is in phase 1a of its vaccination plan, which allows for distribution to health care workers, individuals ages 70 and older, certain hospitalized patients, staff of nursing homes and long-term care facilities and state and local government employees essential to COVID-19 vaccination and testing operations.
For more information about who is included in each phase of the state's vaccination plan and the timelines for each phase, please click below.
At Tidelands Health, we are administering the vaccine in a structured way consistent with state guidelines that determine when different populations of people are eligible to receive it.
Under Phase 1a of South Carolina’s vaccination plan, the state has currently authorized distribution of the vaccine to health care workers, individuals ages 70 and older, certain hospitalized patients, staff of nursing homes and long-term care facilities and state and local government employees essential to COVID-19 vaccination and testing operations.
For more information about who is included in each phase of the state's vaccination plan and the timelines for each phase, please click here.
Individuals ages 70 and older
Vaccination is available to individuals ages 70 and older by appointment only. To request an appointment, please click here.
Vaccinations will take place at centrally located vaccination clinics; please do not call our hospitals or physician offices to request a COVID-19 vaccination. The only way to request an appointment and receive the vaccine is to complete this online request form.
At Tidelands Health, our goal is to safely administer the vaccine to as many people as possible as quickly as possible. However, the pace at which we can establish appointments and vaccinate people is dependent upon vaccine supply, which remains limited.
With more than 70,000 people ages 70-plus in our region, we ask for your patience and understanding as we undertake this major public health initiative.
Phase 1a-eligible workers
COVID-19 vaccination is available to community-based Phase 1a health care workers by appointment only. Employers must complete the form here to enroll their organization.
Individuals 65 and older and adults with co-morbidities
Tidelands Health is aware of the broadened guidance to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to individuals 65 and older, as well as individuals with certain co-morbidities. We are working closely with state health officials and will update our vaccination plans as directed by the state of South Carolina. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.
A turning point in the pandemic
It’s important that as many people as possible benefit from the vaccine when the opportunity arises. By receiving the vaccine when it’s available to you, you can help protect yourself and your family from COVID-19 and help our community, state and nation sustainably recover from the pandemic.
It’s natural to have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. At Tidelands Health, our experts have been rigorously reviewing information and studies as multiple vaccine candidates have been developed.
In clinical trials, vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna have been found to be safe and highly effective in protecting against the COVID-19 virus.
We invite you to explore these pages for additional information. Please check back regularly for updates.
In addition, you can also find information through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control.
To visit the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine website, click here.
To visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, click here.