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CareSouth Carolina is now administering the Fall COVID-19 Vaccine at its medical offices and pediatric offices.
The vaccine is only available to CareSouth Carolina patients and is offered free of charge. Pediatric patients need to make appointments at the pediatric offices, while adult patients can receive their booster at other CareSouth Carolina offices by either walking in or scheduling an appointment.
For additional information about CareSouth Carolina's Fall COVID Booster Vaccination Program, please call your local office or the CareSouth Carolina Call Center at 843-309-8301.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
South Carolina is the seventh most “sexually diseased state” in the nation, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Since 2013, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis have all sharply increased – with more than two million of these infections reported in the U.S. in 2017 alone, according to the CDC.
For South Carolina, the chlamydia rate per 100,000 people is 575.5 and the gonorrhea rate per 100,000 people is 187.8.
When it comes to HIV, the numbers also continue to rise. In 2017, there were 4,478 residents of the Pee Dee Public Health Region living with a diagnosis of HIV (including AIDS). This represents 23 percent of the S.C. total. Of these, 2,965 were men and 1,513 were women.
April is STD Awareness Month. The purpose of the month is to spread the word about what sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are and how they impact people’s lives, as well as to reach communities about why it’s so important to prevent, test for, and treat these infections.
Here are some tips for STD prevention:
CareSouth Carolina offers HIV & STD testing, as well as pre-and-post-test counseling, care management, medications, behavioral health and many other services.
CareSouth Carolina is a private, non-profit community health center delivering patient-centered health and life services in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. CareSouth Carolina operates centers in Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Hartsville, Lake View, Latta, McColl and Society Hill.