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All South Carolinians 12+ are eligible
Everyone 12 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. All of the COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. The Pfizer vaccine is available for those 12 and older. Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) are for those 18 and older.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
DHEC is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. If you have vaccine questions, call 1-866-365-8110 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. If you have general COVID-19 questions, call 1-855-472-3432 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays.
South Carolina Beach Monitoring Season is May 1st through October 1st.
We routinely collect water samples at more than 120 locations along South Carolina's beaches. If high numbers of bacteria are found, we issue an advisory for that portion of the beach. An advisory means that DHEC advises you NOT to swim in those areas. This is especially true for young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
This year, this may be the most important flu shot of your life.
We’re experiencing the worst public health crisis in 100 years, and it’s never been more important for each and every one of us to stay as healthy as possible. We owe it to ourselves, our loved ones, and the essential workers and first responders who are tirelessly dedicated in their service to the public as we all endure this pandemic together.