DHEC: Development of new vaccination testing plan with federal guidance is underway

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COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) – On Thursday, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced the agency and several key partners’ development of a statewide COVID-19 vaccination testing plan with federal guidance.DHEC said as vaccine production ramps up nationwide and additional vaccines complete the approval process, COVID-19 vaccinations will become accessible to the general public. The agency and their partners have developed a plan to distribute these vaccinations.DHEC said the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, South Carolina Hospital Association, National Guard, South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division, Department of Labor, and other public and private sector partners are working closely with DHEC in creating the plan.

“Although we don’t know exactly when the vaccine will be available in the U.S., I want to assure you that DHEC is forging partnerships and following federal guidance for developing a plan for distributing the vaccine within our state when it becomes available,” said Stephen White, DHEC’s Director of Immunizations in a news release. “This plan will be built on the guidance and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies.”The agency …

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