Tidelands Health taking COVID-19 vaccine on the road with mobile clinics
Tidelands Health is setting up mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics at businesses, churches, community events and more to make it even more convenient for area residents to benefit from the lifesaving vaccine.
Six months after administering its first vaccine to a front-line health care worker, the health system continues to evolve its vaccine delivery strategy to meet community needs.
The health system already has taken vaccination clinics on the road to administer shots to the public at Georgetown County high schools and, most recently, at the Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach.
Now, businesses, churches and community groups in Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties can request Tidelands Health bring a vaccination clinic to their location. Interested organizations can simply contact Tidelands Health Community Health at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-520-8586.
“We want to take the vaccine to where the people are to make it as seamless as possible for anyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Monica Grey, vice president of care continuum and digital health. “As we have since the vaccine arrived, we will continue to evolve our vaccine delivery strategy to meet our community’s needs.”
In addition to the mobile clinics, the health system is relocating regional vaccination sites and adjusting vaccination hours. Anyone ages 12 and older can receive the vaccine, and there’s no out-of-pocket cost to be vaccinated.
Beginning Monday, June 21, walk-in vaccinations will be offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Harris Medical Pavilion at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, 606 Black River Road.
Beginning Monday, June 28, the health system will offer walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Waccamaw Medical Park West, 4040 U.S. 17 Bypass, Suite 204.
Beginning Tuesday, June 29, walk-in vaccinations will be offered Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tidelands Health Medical Park at The Market Common, 2200 Crow Lane.
“Our team is eager to hit the road and take the COVID-19 vaccine into the communities we serve,” Grey said. “While Horry and Georgetown counties continue to be among the top five in the state in vaccination rates, we aren’t done. We are still very much engaged in getting the vaccine to those in our community to protect them and their loved ones.”
To date, Tidelands Health has administered more than 76,555 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.