Prisma Health announced on Thursday its plans to deliver 10,000 vaccines per day. Day. Prisma Health is setting up dedicated large-volume vaccine centers in Greenville and Columbia starting as early as next week and will further expand vaccine access as more vaccine supplies become available for South Carolina With the additional sites in place, Prisma Health expects to administer as many as 10,000 shots a day within the next few weeks. “We are mobilizing more resources across our system to help deliver vaccines – as well as continue to provide leading-edge care to patients with COVID-19 – as part of this unprecedented event, the largest vaccination process in our country̵
Prisma Health on Thursday announced its plans to deliver 10,000 vaccines a day.
Prisma Health is setting up dedicated high-volume vaccination centers in Greenville and Columbia, starting as early as next week and will further expand vaccine access as more vaccine supplies become available to South Carolina.
With the extra sites in place, Prisma Health expects to manage as many as 10,000 shots a day within the next few weeks.
“We are mobilizing more resources across our system to help deliver vaccines – as well as continue to provide leading-edge care to patients with COVID-19 – as part of this unprecedented event, the largest vaccination process in our country’s history,” Said Dr. Saria Saccocio, the outpatient medical director of Prisma Health and co-chair of the COVID-19 vaccine bag group. “We strongly encourage that so many people want to receive their vaccines.”
On Wednesday, Prisma Health began vaccinating people over the age of 70 who had already completed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of VAMS (Vaccine Administration Management System).
Pr. On January 14, Prisma Health had received 44,850 doses of the vaccine from state health officials and has administered nearly 26,000 doses, with the initial doses going to health professionals and first responders per. State guidance.
Prisma Health’s plans also include the use of specially equipped mobile health clinics to help provide vaccines to the state’s rural areas. Some of the new vans could be ready by the end of February, but distribution depends on vaccine supply and guidance from government officials. Prisma Health also mobilized additional resources to expand its planning and accelerate the process for this vulnerable population, some of whom do not have access to computers.
“Be aware that Prisma Health and other healthcare providers throughout South Carolina are working very hard on implementation details in a rapidly evolving environment,” Saccocio said. “We continue to ask for the patience of society. Make sure we move as fast as possible with our current vaccine supply. ”
Qualified individuals must complete an online form at www.PrismaHealth.org/Vaccine. Once the vaccine supply is available, these individuals will be notified to schedule their appointment directly through the CDC’s Vaccine Administration Management System. This CDC system requires a person to have a unique email account because the CDC sends an email link to the registration.
No walk-ins are allowed as a CDC VAMS registration is required to track the vaccination and provide follow-up on the second dose.
People in this age group of 70 years and over who do not have access to a computer or do not have an individual email account can call 833-2PRISMA (833-277-4762) for assistance. (The public can create a free email account through Google Gmail or Yahoo.) Prisma Health will also have staff available to help them through the process when they arrive at their appointment.
Prisma Health will respond to all appointment requests as soon as possible. Community members are asked not to submit more vaccine request forms or leave more messages on the telephone line as this will delay the process. Individual practices in Prisma Health, pharmacies and hospitals cannot schedule people for a vaccine, so do not call these locations.
The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control provides information on all locations that accept vaccine appointments. There are a few non-Prisma Health pharmacies that can accept 70+ people now. To find these and other locations, call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432 or visit the DHEC Web site.
While you wait for their vaccination agreement, here’s what qualified community members can do to help:
- Remember that even after people get the first dose, they still need the second dose to achieve 95% efficacy.
- This means that they still have a risk of becoming infected, especially due to the state’s high infection rate. Also keep in mind that the vaccine will only be administered to 75% of the population before this summer.
- Please continue to social distance; wear a mask in public when you are around others; Wash your hands often Avoid group gatherings and stay home if you are sick.