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How to get a COVID-19 vaccine: Who to contact and how SCHEDULE A VACCINE APPOINTMENT Interactive COVID-19 vaccine location map: https://bit.ly/3pjzhz0 Map is subject to change daily. DHEC's new COVID-19 vaccine information line: 1-866-365-8110 For questions about COVID-19 vaccines and help …
S.C. makes COVID-19 vaccine available to people 65 and older COLUMBIA — South Carolina is now letting people 65 and older receive the coronavirus vaccine, the state health department announced Wednesday.The Department of Health and Environmental Control …
Where are masks required in Sumter, Clarendon, Lee counties? Sumter County Council members are asking residents to wear masks in public, but they are not requiring people to do so. A resolution "urging" residents to wear face coverings when in public in the county was passed during a public meeting …
Here's a list of restaurants in Sumter enrolled in the Palmetto Priority program The Palmetto Priority Program is a formal commitment made by South Carolina restaurateurs to provide a clean and safe environment for their staff and customers to demonstrate the extensive …
Here's a list of resources, accounts for parents with at-home, virtual learning children during COVID-19 This page is dedicated to providing parents with resources, ideas and inspiration for keeping kids engaged, entertained and learning while school is out due to the coronavirus. Most of this is aimed …
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As weather, logistics continue in vaccine saga, 2 Sumter veterans get their 1st shot Woody Woodward is retired and had the time, so he drove from Sumter to Columbia on a cold, drizzly Monday morning to get his first COVID-19 vaccine shot. The Winnsboro native has called Sumter home since being stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in …
100-year-old woman gets 2nd COVID-19 vaccine shot at Prisma Health Tuomey in Sumter 100-year-old Gertrude Gardner had her second COVID-19 vaccination shot at the Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital vaccine clinic in Sumter on Wednesday. She was "very happy" to get the full vaccine dose, and her daughter, not pictured, was also excited …
Pandemic-induced festival cancellations make impact in Sumter beyond events' schedules Festivals and events are often more than simply a fun outing for friends and family. Many held locally are fundraisers for nonprofits, spread awareness of the hosting area and bring in tourists - …
After clarification, Sumter School District vaccination survey results more promising A survey administered by the state Department of Education on potential vaccination participation for K-12 teachers and staff across the state created some unintended consequences and confusion locally. Sumter School District Executive Director …
Some spring Sumter festivals canceled while others are up in the air because of virus For the second year in a row, Sumter's streets could remain bare without annual spring festivals taking over the town because of the continuance of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some festivals' boards and committees are in limbo with whether to hold …
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J&J's 1-dose shot cleared, giving U.S. 3rd COVID-19 vaccine WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose …
U.S. advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health advisers endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson on Friday, putting the nation on the cusp of adding an easier-to-use option to fight the …
S.C. lifts pandemic limits on alcohol sales, mass gatherings COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is lifting state pandemic restrictions on mass gatherings and alcohol sales, his office announced Friday.Starting Monday, restaurants and bars …
Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virus DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the …
FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson's single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis released Wednesday by U.S. regulators that sets the …