DHEC: South Carolina is now fifth in the country for COVID-19 vaccinations

Becker's Hospital Review released a national report, showing South Carolina as fifth in the country for how quickly it is vaccinating residents, for COVID-19. In the daily report, released on Monday, the "States ranked by percentage of COVID-19 vaccines administered" report, revealed that South Carolina used nearly 78% of the total doses received, which was up 10 percent a week prior.

According to Becker's, the information was measured from January 31st, and claims the state received a total 560,150 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and vaccinated 439,541 residents.

According to Marshall Taylor, DHEC Acting Director:

“Our ultimate goal is to save lives. While the state’s current vaccine supply is less than demand, DHEC, in collaboration with Governor and our state partners, continues to work toward meeting our state's shared vaccination goal—to get vaccine in South Carolinians arms quickly, safely, equitably, and ethically.”

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