COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Allocation
The only COVID-19 vaccine currently available to Phase 1a individuals who are not long-term facility care residents or staff is the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The information above reflects the information entered by vaccine providers into the federal Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS) database*. Vaccine providers are required to log specific information about each vaccine they administer.
To speed up the number of South Carolinians getting vaccinated, Phase 1a individuals or their employers must have contacted a provider to schedule a vaccine appointment by January 15, 2021. This deadline is to ensure priority for the vaccine. DHEC will evaluate demand up to January 15, 2021, to determine whether to request providers move forward with scheduling for the next phase of vaccinations.
Key points about vaccine allocation data include:
- The data within these spreadsheets are approximate and provisional. VAMS and Tiberius are new federal reporting databases, and as vaccine providers become more familiar with them, we expect the accuracy of the data to improve.
- Current vaccine inventory is based on five doses per vial, however extra amounts of vaccine in some vials allows providers to administer six or seven shots per vial.
- Many of the available doses are earmarked for Phase 1a individuals with appointments scheduled in the near future.
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine allocation by facility
January 3 - 9
Moderna Vaccine/Long-Term Care Facility Vaccination
All of South Carolina's long-term care facility residents and staff are receiving COVID-19 vaccine through the CDC’s Long-Term Care Program, which is a federal partnership between Walgreens and CVS pharmacies. These pharmacies are holding vaccination clinics at every long-term care facility in South Carolina, ensuring those most vulnerable to COVID-19 and the workers who care from them are prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine.
CVS and Walgreens began holding vaccine clinics at these facilities the week of December 28 and will continue to hold them until every facility resident and staff who wants vaccine receives both doses. Currently, only the Moderna vaccine is being used for this vaccination effort.
States have a limited role in this federal LTC Program, other than providing doses of vaccine. Data and information about this program are recorded in a federal database called Tiberius; this information isn’t managed by DHEC.
Moderna vaccine allocation by facility