The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 topped 600,000 on Tuesday, even as the vaccination drive has drastically brought down daily cases and fatalities and allowed the country to emerge from the gloom and look forward to summer.
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Tens of thousands of teenagers 19 years old and younger have been vaccinated in South Carolina — about three times the number of young adults ages 20 to 24 who have gotten at least one dose.
For the nearly 40% of Americans who are vaccinated against COVID-19, the whole world changed with the CDC’s announcement Thursday that post-va…
Estee Perlmutter was born and raised in Charleston. She attended Academic Magnet High School, then left for college out of state, before returning to MUSC where she received her license as a nurse practitioner.
Only about 2 percent of the state's adult population is becoming fully vaccinated against COVID-19 each week. At the current rate, it would take months to get 70 percent of people inoculated.
After 34,000 doses have been given out at the location, the health system announced the final day for first-dose appointments at the North Charleston mass vaccine site will be May 15.
As of April 26, roughly 172,000 South Carolinians are past-due on the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
In the nearly four months since shots first became available to South Carolina's oldest residents, about two-thirds of state residents 65 and older are fully vaccinated, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don't need to cover their faces anymore unless they are in a big crowd of strangers.