{Updated Mar 26, 2021}

Effective March 31st 2021, South Carolinians aged 16 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.


{Updated Mar 2, 2021}


Governor McMaster announced vaccine rollout update to 
Phase 1B Monday, March 8

 This phase includes all residents aged 55 or older, residents aged 16-64 with underlying health conditions, and frontline workers with increased occupational risk including, but not limited to, school staff and daycare workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, law enforcement officers.

Individuals who work in settings where people are living and working in close contact, including workers and residents in homeless shelters, state and local correctional facility staff with direct inmate contact and residents and workers in group homes, are also included, as well as health care workers who didn’t get the vaccine in phase 1a.

 

{Updated Feb 3, 2021}

Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced that beginning Monday, February 8, any South Carolina resident aged 65 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can begin scheduling their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

https://scdhec.gov/news-releases/south-carolinians-aged-65-older-can-schedule-covid-19-vaccine-appointments-beginning

{Updated January 13, 2021} ~ Aiken Regional Medical Center has posted a link to the vaccination form on their website.
https://www.aikenregional.com/patients-visitors/covid-19/vaccine/

{Updated January 11, 2021} ~ Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, any South Carolina resident aged 70 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can begin scheduling their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine. https://governor.sc.gov/news/2021-01/south-carolinians-aged-70-and-older-can-schedule-covid-19-vaccine-appointments

{Updated January 9, 2021} ~ In reference to the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization for the first COVID-19 vaccine shots, the City of Aiken is closely monitoring and heeding to South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) procedures for COVID-19 vaccine distributions in local communities within the state of South Carolina. A timeline to provide effective vaccine shots to all community members who wish to receive them will be determined by SCDHEC.

Following public health guidance, practicing social distancing, wearing face coverings , and washing hands frequently is strongly urged by the CDC whether the vaccine is administered or not.

Have a general question about COVID-19? Call the DHEC Care Line at
1-855-472-3432 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. seven days a week. Messages left after hours will be returned.

The City will be posting updates as new information becomes available.

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