Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning March 8. Among those included in Phase 1b is all South Carolina manufacturing workers.
“South Carolina remains focused on protecting the lives and health of South Carolinians from COVID-19,” said Dr. Edward Simmer, DHEC Director. “With the significant increase in vaccine supply and progress in vaccinating people in group 1a, frontline health care workers and those aged 65 and over, we are now ready to move to our next phase. Our state’s vaccine plan prioritizes those with the greatest risk while ensuring equal access to the vaccine for every South Carolinian aged 16 and over.”
To read Governor McMasters’ complete news release, click here.