With some groups of people already receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s natural to wonder when you’ll be able to get vaccinated.
Because supplies of the vaccine are limited, South Carolina and other states have developed phased plans that determine the order in which groups of people can receive the vaccine based upon their risk of contracting the virus and suffering life-threatening complications.
Currently, South Carolina is in Phase 1a of its vaccination plan, which allows for the vaccine to be given to health care workers, individuals ages 70 and older, certain hospitalized patients, residents and staff of nursing homes and long-term care facilities and state and local government employees essential to COVID-19 vaccination and testing operations.
For details about who is included in each phase of the state’s vaccination plan and the general timelines for each phase, please click here.
“The good news is that everyone who wants a vaccine should be able to receive one this year, with seniors and other groups most at risk from COVID-19 receiving the vaccine first,” says Gayle Resetar, chief operating officer at Tidelands Health. “We’re excited to continue offering the vaccine within our community as we’re authorized to do so by the state.”