SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System announced Wednesday measures that will help eligible residents access COVID-19 vaccines.
Beginning Friday, Jan. 15, those eligible for vaccination will be able to add their names to a registration list via an online tool at https://www.spartanburgregional.com/Vaccine.
Leaders with the healthcare system sent out the following press release:
Once Spartanburg Regional receives confirmation of additional vaccine allocations from the federal government, we will begin notifying eligible individuals who have registered online at SpartanburgRegional.com/Vaccine. Eligible residents who are unable to register online and have additional questions may also call Spartanburg Regional’s COVID-19 Customer Service by phone at 864-577-4091.
“We understand that the public is eager to get this vaccine, and we are excited to vaccinate more people in our community,” said David Church, chairman of Spartanburg Regional’s COVID-19 Task Force. “However, like many other states, the supply of the COVID-19 vaccines is limited here in South Carolina. We are asking everyone to be patient.”
A partnership with the University of South Carolina – Upstate will establish a temporary COVID-19 vaccination clinic for residents of Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties.
“USC Upstate has been a tremendous partner throughout this pandemic, including hosting Spartanburg Regional’s first drive-thru COVID-19 testing location,” Church said.
Beginning the week of Monday, Jan. 18, Spartanburg Regional will open a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Army National Guard and University Readiness Center at USC Upstate. Spartanburg Regional is prepared to administer between 8,000 and 10,000 doses per week at the clinic, based on allocations received from the federal government.
- Vaccine supply is limited. At this time, individuals in Phase 1a, including those 70-plus years old, are eligible for the vaccine.
- You must have an appointment to receive a vaccine at this location. To register for an appointment, complete the registration form at SpartanburgRegional.com/Vaccine.
- Please continue to check with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and SpartanburgRegional.com for information about eligibility.
“Our hospitals are at peak capacity. Our healthcare workers are exhausted, and we need your help. The vaccine is an opportunity for each of us to keep ourselves and our families safe, to get our economy back on track and our lives back to normal,” said Dr. Christopher Lombardozzi, chief medical officer, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. “At 95 percent effectiveness, the vaccine is extraordinarily effective at protecting you from the virus. Imagine what normal means to you, then take control by getting vaccinated.”
For more information about Spartanburg Regional’s response to COVID-19, visit https://www.spartanburgregional.com/Coronavirus.