On Thursday, a Centers for Disease Control advisory panel recommended these updated versions of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s booster shots, which target the highly contagious BA.5 omicron variant in addition to the original strain of the virus.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said Wednesday it is important that children six months of age and older be vaccinated against COVID-19 now that they have been approved for the vaccine.
Rapid home tests have become the most common COVID-19 testing method. Doctors with the Medical University of South Carolina believe the popularity of these tests is contributing to the lack of data on the virus.
The state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has released new guidance for schools and daycares in order to transition from Test to Stay (TST) and quarantine to learning without disruptions from COVID-19.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is encouraging schools across the state to use the ‘Test to Stay’ program to help ensure healthy students can continue in-person learning.