Our plans for vaccinating residents 70 years old and older

Roper St. Francis Healthcare is preparing plans to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to those who are 70 years old and older.

Gov. Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that beginning 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.

Information about how to schedule a vaccination will be posted to http://www.rsfh.com by Jan. 20. Protecting our patients who are 70 years and older is of paramount importance.

We also are working through the logistics of determining how many additional doses we will receive from Pfizer, which much be kept in ultracold storage, as well as how to properly transport and administer this life-saving vaccine.

We started administering COVID-19 vaccinations on Dec. 15, which was less than one month ago. As of Monday, we had received a total of 12,675 doses and administered 7,010 doses to healthcare workers. That’s an average of roughly 250 vaccinations per day.

If you receive requests from community healthcare workers looking to receive the vaccine, they should request more information by emailing COVID19VaccineSignUp@rsfh.com.

Comments

  1. Sarah Stuhr says:

    When will more dates for first vaccines be offered. All spaces are full. Only openings are for 2nd shots.

    • We are hoping to announce by Jan. 20 expanded opportunities for first dose COVID-19 vaccinations for healthcare workers. If your request for COVID-19 vaccination is urgent, please talk with the medical staff leadership in your practice and request that they reach out to their Roper St. Francis Healthcare contact. We appreciate your patience during this time.

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