Community Vaccination Center Hits Milestone

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Today, more than 4,000 people have received their COVID-19 vaccine at South Carolina’s Community Vaccination Center at Columbia Place Mall. This temporary mass vaccination clinic, which opened April 13, is operating for another six weeks and currently offers the Pfizer vaccine. 


“I’m proud of these more than 4,000 individuals who’ve done their part to help us bring an end to this pandemic by visiting the Community Vaccination Center and getting their COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC Public Health Director. “This site continues to be an excellent opportunity for our state; it’s never been easier to get your shot.”


No appointment, insurance or identification is required to receive a vaccine dose at this location. The clinic is open for 12 hours every day of the week, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., with drive-through and walk-in options for convenience. Language translation services and accessibility accommodations are available to anyone who needs assistance. 


“This clinic is a team effort of state, local and federal agencies working together to make sure it’s easy for people to get this life-saving vaccine,” said Kim Stenson, SCEMD Director. “By choosing to get vaccinated at this site or at any provider most convenient for you, you are taking a crucial step toward ending this pandemic by protecting your health and the health of your loved ones.”


Agencies comprising South Carolina’s State Emergency Response Team operate this clinic, which is supported by FEMA. Clinic staff include people from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the South Carolina National Guard, the South Carolina Department of Administration, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Richland County Emergency Medical Services, FEMA and others.