By HEATHER WALTERS
Colleton County residents wanting to get a COVID-19 vaccine can still do so, as more vaccination clinics are being scheduled in the county.
A COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held on May 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Neyles Community Center, located at 445 Featherbed Road in Walterboro. This clinic is sponsored by the Palmetto Palace.
Additional vaccines against the respiratory virus are also available to Colleton residents at Lowcountry Urgent Care in Walterboro; at CVS in Walterboro; Walterboro Family Care, located in Walterboro; and Walmart in Walterboro.
Any South Carolina residence age 16 or older can receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster.
On May 12, state leaders also announced that children as young as 12 years old can also now receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
As of press deadline on Tuesday, DHEC officials are reporting that nearly 35 percent of all South Carolina residents are now fully vaccinated, meaning they have completed the two required vaccine doses for COVID-19.
Approximately 1.82 million South Carolina residents have had at least one vaccine dose, with about 1.49 million Palmetto State residents being fully vaccinated.