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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.
Hurricanes & Floods
Stay Informed Before, During and After a Hurricane.
Living in South Carolina means that everyone needs to understand and be prepared for hurricanes. We can't prevent hurricanes, but we can take action to protect ourselves and our families from these storms' dangers.
Recently Published by DHEC
Rabid Puppy Associated with Edgefield and Florence County; Multiple People and Six Pets Exposed
July 23, 2021
DHEC Analysis: More than 90 Percent of COVID-19 Cases, Deaths in June were Among Unvaccinated Residents
July 23, 2021
DHEC Applauds SC Reaching 50 Percent One-Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Rate, Urges More Vaccinations Ahead of Academic Year
July 22, 2021
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.
Mosquitoes in South Carolina
Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites
DHEC works in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor mosquito populations for diseases that can be spread to humans. The agency also provides information to help individuals and communities take action to reduce mosquito populations in their area and prevent bites.