Tidelands Health begins administering COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible higher-risk groups

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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on September 24, 2021

Tidelands Health begins administering COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible higher-risk groups

Tidelands Health has started administering COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to newly eligible groups including people 65 and older, adults with underlying health conditions who are at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and those who are at higher risk of exposure to the virus through their jobs.

A clinician prepares the COVID-19 vaccine at a Tidelands Health regional vaccination site.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has authorized the booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine for people in those groups who are at least six months out from receiving their second Pfizer dose. Click here for details on the groups now eligible.

“Our team has been anticipating the emergency use authorization of booster doses and is eager to get the shots to as many eligible people as possible,” said Dr. Gerald Harmon, vice president of medical affairs at Tidelands Health. “The booster doses show a substantially reduced risk of COVID-19 infection and severe illness. We encourage those eligible to consider getting the booster dose.”

Those eligible for the booster dose can simply walk in a Tidelands Health regional vaccination site (no appointment needed):

  • Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Harris Medical Pavilion entrance, 606 Black River Road, Georgetown, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common, 2200 Crow Lane, Myrtle Beach, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Compass Professional Center, 10607 Highway 707, Myrtle Beach, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eligible individuals also can request a booster dose during their already scheduled appointments at Tidelands Health Family Medicine locations.

In addition, Tidelands Health will continue to administer third doses of the Pfizer vaccine to moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals.

To date, Tidelands Health has administered more than 87,000 doses.

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