PENDLETON, S.C. (WSPA) — DHEC announced they will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on March 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tri-County Technical College’s Pendleton Campus.
“We reached out to DHEC to inquire as to whether or not we could be a host site to not only vaccinate our own employees, but to also vaccinate those in our Anderson, Oconee, Pickens region,” said Karen Potter, Communications Director, for Tri-County Technical College.
The clinic will be in the Anderson Hall Event Center and is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment visit here.
The clinic has 500 appointment opportunities in total and clients will be provided a second dose of the vaccine onsite 28 days later. Anyone in phase 1B, can register for the appointment.
Reagan Young, the owner of Mama Rae’s Ice Cream Shoppe, and others said this is needed in their community.
“I think it will give people a better sense of safety. Maybe like with crowds. Our Spring Jubilee is coming up the first weekend in April, so that’s exciting. I think with the correlation between the vaccination clinic at Tri-County this weekend, and then next weekend’s Spring Jubilee, I think you will see more people out,” Young said.
Tri-County Technical College said it’s very important for the community be vaccinated, as they strive for things to go back to normal.
“We definitely want to increase the number of students who can come back to campus for in-person learning, so we feel like this is an important step to make this vaccine available to our employees, but also to those in the community. So, we want to do our part to keep the community safe to keep our campuses safe and getting vaccinated is one of those steps,” Potter said.
Young agreed that this is the first step in the right direction.
“I’m so ready for life to go back to normal. We got some big celebrations just within our family. Our oldest daughter is getting married. We got a lot of family in Canada we’d like to be able to see them cross the border. I don’t know if that’s going to be a possibility, but for many many reasons, I’m ready to see life return to normal,” Young said.
For those who need assistance with the online scheduling process call the DHEC COVID-19 vaccine information line at 866-365-8110.