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CareSouth Carolina administering COVID-19 vaccines to ages 5-11

CareSouth Carolina administering COVID-19 vaccines to ages 5-11

November 5th 2021

Beginning Monday, November 8, CareSouth Carolina will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine to ages 5-11 at select offices.

CareSouth Carolina was already previously administering the COVID-19 vaccine to ages 12 & up. Now, if parents want to schedule an appointment for their child ages 5-17 to be vaccinated, they will be able to do so at CareSouth Carolina’s Bennettsville Pediatric Center, Hartsville Pediatric Center, Bishopville Center or Latta Center.

Currently, the Pfizer-BioNTech is the only vaccine authorized for ages 5-17. The vaccine is available at no cost and you do not have to be a patient of CareSouth Carolina to schedule an appointment. Children ages 15 and under need a parental consent.

Here’s a few facts from the CDC on the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • The vaccine is effective with 90-100% efficacy in clinical trials. The vaccine works against the Delta variant and other known variants of concern.
  • Symptoms are mostly mild-to-moderate.
  • Myocarditis is rare with the expectation of 26 cases per 1 million doses administered.
  • Long term side effects, like infertility, are highly unlikely
  • Previously recovered still need the vaccine. Getting a vaccine, even for people who have already recovered from COVID-19, strengthens your immune response (antibody and T-cell protection)

If you’d like to schedule an appointment for a child to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, please call our Bennettsville Pediatric Center (843.479.1200), Hartsville Pediatric Center (843.332.3422), Latta Center (843.627.6252) or Bishopville Center (803.484.5317).

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.

Services provided by CareSouth Carolina include family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, women services, OB/GYN, HIV/AIDS primary care, dental, chiropractic services, pharmacy, geriatrics, social services, clinical counseling, laboratory, 4D ultrasound, X-Ray, migrant services and veterans choice provider.

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