FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 6, 2021
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the South Carolina Department of Education are joining forces to create and promote vaccine awareness and immunization opportunities for parents, students, and staff for the 2021-22 school year.
Across South Carolina we are seeing a dramatic rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases, and schools and the activities surrounding them will present even more exposure opportunities for our children. The best way to protect the health of our children and loved ones is to get vaccinated, especially children aged 12-19 who will be in the closest contact with one another.
DHEC and the CDC also recommend that children and adults should wear a mask