Colleton residents age 12 and older can get vaccinated at upcoming clinic

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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.


South Carolina COVID-19 Data
As of Monday, May 17, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is reporting the following COVID-19 data for South Carolina:
There is a total of 489,047 confirmed cases in South Carolina since the pandemic began in 2020;
There are 229 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state;
About 3.5 percent of the population being tested for the virus are positive for COVID-19.

Colleton County COVID-19 Data
In Colleton County, DHEC officials are reporting that there are 3,646 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in 2020.
There have been 127 deaths in Colleton County related to COVID-19, according to DHEC.

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