Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations available in Myrtle Beach

 Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations available in Myrtle Beach

People still looking to get a COVID-19 vaccine can do so without an appointment this weekend.

Tidelands Health is setting aside two hours where an appointment isn’t needed during a mass vaccination event Saturday from 2-4 p.m. The health system expects to vaccinate 1,000 people that day.

“We want to make it as easy and convenient as possible for individuals to receive the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine,” Gayle Resetar, chief operating officer of Tidelands Health, said in a news release. “We understand that many people have hectic schedules, so we’ve designated this special time Saturday for them to simply drop in at their convenience to get the vaccine.”

Around 42% of eligible Horry County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Since December, Tidelands has administered nearly 60,000 doses of the vaccine.

Eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine is now open to all South Carolinians 16 and older. People who attend the walk-in event will get the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and an appointment for the second dose will be made while at the event.

People who prefer to make an appointment at Tidelands for the vaccine can call 1-833-6-MYSHOT or go to tidelandshealth.org/vaccine. Other providers can be found at https://vaxlocator.dhec.sc.gov/.

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Mary Norkol covers housing and homelessness for The Sun News through Report for America, an initiative which bolsters local news coverage. She joined The Sun News in June 2020 after graduating from Loyola University Chicago. She was editor-in-chief of the Loyola Phoenix, leading the paper to first place in its general excellence category from the Illinois College Press Association. Norkol won awards in podcasting, multimedia reporting, in-depth reporting and feature reporting from the ICPA. While in college, she reported breaking news for the Daily Herald and interned at the Chicago Sun-Times and CBS Chicago.

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