Tidelands Health to offer COVID-19 vaccines at Georgetown County high school football games

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Published on September 15, 2021

Tidelands Health to offer COVID-19 vaccines at Georgetown County high school football games

Fans attending some Georgetown County high school football games Friday will have the chance to get a COVID-19 vaccine at the stadium from Tidelands Health.

A clinician prepares the COVID-19 vaccine at a Tidelands Health regional vaccination site.Continuing its mission to get as many community members as possible vaccinated, the health system will have teams at two Georgetown County School District football games Friday evening to administer the Pfizer vaccine at no charge to anyone 12 and older who wishes to receive the lifesaving vaccine.

Vaccines will be available from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the following games:

  • Georgetown High School at Waccamaw High School, 2412 Kings River Road, Pawleys Island
  • Scott’s Branch at Carvers Bay High School, 13002 Choppee Road, Hemingway

“Administering the COVID-19 vaccine at this Friday’s Georgetown County high school football games is the latest example of our efforts to take the vaccine to where the people are,” said Kelly Kaminski, senior director of community health resources. “With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continuing to surge, we hope community members will take advantage of this convenient option to protect themselves and their loved ones from this deadly virus.”

Tidelands Health and the Georgetown County School District have worked closely on vaccination efforts since the COVID-19 vaccine became available. The health system coordinated administration of vaccines to district employees and offered the vaccine to students and others while on site performing annual sports physicals.

Tidelands Health has administered more than 86,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses since December. The health system continues to offer the vaccine at three regional vaccination sites and Tidelands Health Family Medicine offices, as well as on site at area businesses and organizations. Tidelands Health also administered the vaccine during special events at Brookgreen Gardens and Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach.

Because of Tidelands Health’s aggressive efforts, Georgetown and Horry counties are ranked second and third in the state, respectively, for percentage of the eligible population vaccinated, according to data compiled by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

“Our team remains committed to getting our community vaccinated and will continue to seek unique opportunities to reach even more people with the vaccine. It’s our best weapon against COVID-19,” Kaminski said.

The Tidelands Health community health resources team offers mobile vaccination clinics at businesses, churches and organizations in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties. To request a no-cost, on-site clinic, an organization should email communitywellness@tidelandshealth.org or call 843-520-8586.

In addition to those vaccination efforts, Tidelands Health offers walk-in vaccination at three regional vaccination sites in Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet and Georgetown:

  • 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-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Compass Professional Center, 10607 Highway 707, Myrtle Beach, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 60 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.