SCHA Statement on Vaccine Distribution
Media Contact: Schipp Ames
(Columbia, South Carolina – January 19, 2021) South Carolina’s hospitals and health systems are aggressively ramping up vaccination efforts through walk-in events, online appointments, and mass vaccination sites. As the state’s hospitals continue to battle record surge from COVID-19, they have also been reducing non-emergent procedures to expand capacity for more patients and the distribution of more vaccines.
As the state’s website shows, a majority of South Carolina’s hospitals have distributed all of the doses that they have received to date. So far, our hospitals have distributed 69% of the Pfizer doses that they have received, which is comparable to rates for the nation’s leading states, and is three times the rate at which the Moderna vaccine is being distributed by non-hospital providers in South Carolina. Our hospitals have scheduled appointments to deliver every one of the remaining Pfizer doses and will continue to do everything in their power to accelerate the distribution of these vaccines.