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South Carolina Medicaid: COVID-19 Vaccine

You may have questions about a COVID-19 vaccine. The below information is current as of November 2021.
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COVID-19 vaccine information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted full use authorization for the following COVID-19 vaccine(s):

  • The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, for people 18 years of age and older (2 doses, administered 21 days apart, are needed)
  • The Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) COVID-19 vaccine, for people 16 and older (2 doses, administered 21 days apart, are needed)

The FDA has granted emergency use authorization for the following COVID-19 vaccines:

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, for people between the ages of 5 and 15 (2 doses, administered 21 days apart, are needed)
  • The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, for people 18 years old and older (1 dose needed)

COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is making real-time information available about:

  • Who is eligible to get a vaccine
  • Where you can get a vaccine

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina, call the DHEC Vaccine Information Line at 866-365-8110.

Humana COVID-19 Information

Keep in mind that vaccinating everyone in the United States – let alone the world – who wants the vaccine:

  • Will take time
  • May take the majority of 2021 (or longer)

Get the latest info on the vaccine.

You can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • Wearing a mask/face covering when out in public
  • Maintaining a safe social distance from others
  • Washing your hands often for at least 30 seconds

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