Coronavirus Vaccine – COVID vaccine clinic scheduled for Hilton Head, SC in May
State health officials on Monday reported that 441 more Beaufort County residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
About 50.8% of county residents who are 15 or older have now received a shot, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
The Town of Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue also announced Monday that it will partner with DHEC and the BusinessATTRACT organization to host a Moderna vaccine clinic on Thursday.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church at 829 William Hilton Parkway.
You can book an appointment for the event via DHEC’s online COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment System: https://bit.ly/DHECScheduler
Residents can also contact DHEC’s vaccine call center for more information about the clinic at: 1-866-365-8110.
Coronavirus spread, meanwhile, remains low after a winter spike.
Six new COVID-19 cases and two probable infections were reported in Beaufort County on Monday. No new deaths were announced.
Jasper County recorded four cases and zero deaths Monday.
COVID-19 inoculation rate for fully vaccinated Beaufort County residents as of Saturday (the most recent date for which data are available): 3,960 vaccine recipients per 10,000 residents. That’s the fifth-highest rate in South Carolina.
ZIP code data
Bluffton’s ZIP code of 29910 leads the county with 19,333 vaccinations since late last year. Hilton Head Island’s 29926 ZIP code, covering the north side, has 13,448 vaccinations, which is the second-highest figure in the county. The 29928 ZIP code, covering the southeastern part of the island, has 10,546 vaccinations, according to DHEC.
Okatie’s 29909 ZIP code, which includes Sun City Hilton Head, has recorded 13,109 resident inoculations.
Beaufort’s 29902 ZIP code has reported 5,527 inoculations, though DHEC’s data do not include federally administered vaccines for military members north of the Broad River.
DHEC releases most of its coronavirus vaccine data based on residency. If a Beaufort County resident is vaccinated out of state or in a different S.C. county, they would still be counted in DHEC’s Beaufort County-specific ZIP code data.
More information on ZIP code-level vaccine data can be found at the following link online: http://bit.ly/BeaufortCountyVaccines
Virus spread in Beaufort County
Two-week cumulative incidence rate as of Saturday: 57.8 cases per 100,000 people, a “moderate” rate under DHEC’s definition. An incidence rate measures how quickly a disease is spreading through a given population.
Dr. Scott Curry, an infectious disease specialist at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, has previously said counties should aim to have a two-week incidence rate of less than 50 new cases per 100,000 people.
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Facts about COVID-19 vaccine distribution in South Carolina are changing rapidly. The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette are trying to publish important information as quickly and accurately as possible. This story may be updated if more information becomes available or if facts become clearer.