COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Vaccine eligibility in South Carolina is now open to everyone aged 16 and older.
Because millions more people can now make vaccine appointments, officials stress patience.
Here’s what you need to know.
The Pfizer vaccine is the only one that can be administered to people who are 16 and 17. Those who are 16 and 17 do not need parental consent to get a vaccine.
The other two vaccines, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson, were authorized for anyone 18 and older.
Some online appointment providers show which vaccine they have when signing up for a dose. If someone does not know which they are getting, call the provider.
Make an appointment in South Carolina by clicking or tapping here and entering your address.
A list of available vaccine providers will pop up, with links to contact each one. Keep in mind that different providers use different methods to sign up people for vaccine appointments. If a person encounters a process that seems confusing or time consuming, they can try another provider.
People may also call DHEC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line at 1-866-365-8110 for help.
It’s also possible to go straight to a vaccine provider’s website to search for appointment. Here is a linked list of some major vaccine providers in South Carolina:
WIS also works to keep the public updated on vaccine clinics available in the Midlands. Check our VAX FAQs page to see if there is one near you.