Tracking the Vaccine

For COVID-19 survivors, the right time to get the vaccine may vary

SC woman spends days registering for COVID vaccine after losing husband of 58 years

  Richmond Hill pharmacy to vaccinate 200 people

  Gov. McMaster visits Hilton Head Hospital, gives update on vaccination rollout

  Students enlisted to help with Effingham Co.’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

WATCH LIVE: Kemp, Toomey to give COVID-19 vaccine update

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LINK: Finding vaccine locations in Georgia, South Carolina

Harris Teeter to begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines

SC adds some parents to vaccine list, considers Phase 1B amid high demand

‘Every dose of these vaccines should be used’: DHEC issues new guidance to speed up vaccination process

DHEC creating new phone line to handle only vaccine-related calls in S.C.

Kroger pharmacies in S.C. offering appointments for COVID-19 vaccine

  Kroger pharmacies distributing COVID-19 vaccine to customers

Kroger announced their pharmacies now have the vaccine and plan on distributing it to their customers in the Phase 1A.

  Wayne Co. hospital staff receives second vaccine dose

As we continue to see community spread of coronavirus, the effort continues to protect some of our area’s most vulnerable.

‘Moving at an unacceptable pace’: S.C. lawmakers form committee to review COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Two South Carolina leaders announced on Monday the formation of a committee that will review the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

  WTOC anchor learns if she received the vaccine or placebo during COVID-19 vaccine trial

It was an anxious unblinding for Dawn Baker today.

Publix to begin offering COVID-19 vaccines by appointment in S.C.

  WATCH: Tracking the Vaccine with Medical Experts

  Residents receive COVID-19 vaccines at Savannah clinic

  Beaufort Memorial Hospital canceling COVID-19 vaccine appointments due to decrease in expected shipment

SC Hospital Association: Hospitals will receive ‘significantly less’ COVID-19 vaccine next week

In coronavirus vaccine drive, Deep South falls behind

  Hospital workers begin administering COVID-19 vaccine to police

We’ve now been vaccinating group 1A for about a month.

  Bryan County COVID-19 numbers up as vaccine rolls out

COVID-19 cases are steadily increasing in Bryan County. The county has seen more than 1,900 cases and 18 deaths since March.

  Effingham Health System preparing for large-scale vaccine clinic

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine in rural counties has proven a challenge. But Effingham Health System says they’ve seen success early on and they’re hoping by the end of the month to be able to offer it to hundreds of people a week.

South Carolinians 70 and older can now make appointments for COVID-19 vaccine

As of Wednesday, people in South Carolina who are 70 years old or older can make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

DHEC seeks help filling vital COVID-19 vaccination positions

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says they are looking for any qualified individuals to help administer COVID-19 vaccines.

Georgia could take back vaccine from slow-moving providers

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is again urging patience among people waiting to be vaccinated against the coronavirus even as he threatens to take vaccines away from large hospital systems that his administration says aren’t moving fast enough to administer the shots.

  Savannah stands to continue partnership with healthcare providers administering vaccine

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson weighed in on the overwhelming demand for vaccines in Chatham County during a news conference Tuesday.

Health districts inundated as Georgia expands vaccine access

Georgia’s plan to expand access to a coronavirus vaccine to people over 65 is getting off to a rocky start.

DHEC: 70 and older can schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments starting Wednesday in S.C.

Any South Carolina resident aged 70 or older can begin scheduling an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting Jan. 13, state health officials announced.

  Coastal Health District says more providers needed to distribute COVID-19 vaccine

Hundreds of healthcare providers around Georgia are enrolling to help administer COVID-19 vaccinations.

  Coastal Health District temporarily pauses appointment scheduling for COVID-19 vaccinations

The Coastal Health District announced Monday that it has temporarily paused appointment scheduling for new requests due to an overwhelming response from those in Phase 1a+ who are interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Evans Memorial begins expanded distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to roll out for counties across the Peach State, people 65 and older in Evans County will get their first chance to get the shot starting Tuesday.

CDC ranks Georgia, South Carolina among slowest states to administer COVID-19 vaccine

Georgia and South Carolina are among the slowest states in the nation when it comes to getting the COVID-19 vaccine into people’s arms.

  Phase 1A+ COVID-19 vaccine distribution starts Monday in Ga.

COVID-19 vaccines will officially be more available to Georgians starting Monday, Jan. 11.

Ga. DPH launches COVID-19 vaccine locator

The Georgia Department of Public Health has launched a COVID-19 vaccine locator on their website.

  Rep. Al Williams receives COVID-19 vaccine

Representative Al Williams received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Friday.

  Gov. Kemp provides update on COVID-19 vaccination rollout

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp provided an update Friday on the COVID-19 response and vaccine distribution in the state.

  Phone lines slammed first day Coastal Health District’s vaccination appointments begin

The Coastal Health District began scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments Thursday for the expanded first phase. This includes those 65 and older, their caregivers and first responders.

  COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues in Statesboro

East Georgia Regional Medical Center started vaccinating doctors and staff last week and are doing so as quickly as possible. But it’s no easy task when you have 800 staff and more than 100 doctors.

  Second dose of COVID-19 vaccine distributed in the Lowcountry

The second round of vaccines are being completed in the Lowcountry.

  Coastal Health District announces appointment system for expanded vaccine rollout

The Coastal Health District announced Wednesday plans to begin the expanded Phase 1 rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Local nurse gets second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Second doses of the historic COVID-19 vaccine are being administered right here in Chatham County.

  Second dose of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Chatham County

Dr Stephen Thacker, Memorial Health’s pediatric infectious disease doctor and associate chief medical officer, got his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Monday.

DHEC leaders address next shipments, timeline and plans moving forward for vaccine distributions

While the state is currently in Phase 1a, which includes frontline healthcare workers, nursing homes and first responders, experts say teachers and school staff can expect to be in the next group to receive the vaccine.

  Coastal Health District outlines next plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

With expanded options for the covid-19 vaccine becoming a reality here in Georgia.

Gov. Kemp expands criteria for COVID-19 vaccine in Ga.

Georgia Governor Kemp has announced plans to add adults aged 65 and older, law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders to the current group of individuals eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccination.

  Liberty Regional Medical Center employees receiving Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine

Right now, there are two COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved for use in the United States.

  Phased roll out of COVID-19 vaccine continues in the Lowcountry

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be rolled out across the Lowcountry, members of the population included in Phase 1 can decide whether they will get the vaccine.

  Vaccine roll out begins for Ga. nursing homes, assisted care facilities

Nursing home residents and staff across Georgia began receiving vaccinations Monday for COVID-19.

  Gov. Kemp, Ga. health officials trying to build public confidence in COVID-19 vaccines

Governor Kemp and top state health officials are trying to build public confidence in COVID-19 vaccines.

  WATCH: Interview with the U.S. Surgeon General on the COVID-19 vaccine

While many people are gearing up for a very different Christmas this year, there are still ways to celebrate the holiday safely with loved ones. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams shared some tips and insight on the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Chatham Co. first responders receiving COVID-19 vaccine

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine began arriving in Georgia Monday.

Lowcountry first responders waiting for vaccination update

The vaccine for COVID-19 has arrived in the Lowcountry and health care workers have been receiving it for about a week. Now, first responders are wondering when they will be getting theirs.

  Coastal Health District receives first shipment of Moderna’s vaccine

The Coastal Health District (CHD) has received their first shipment of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.

  Health care workers begin receiving COVID-19 vaccine at Beaufort Memorial

Some frontline health care workers in Beaufort County have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Panel: People over 75, essential workers next for vaccines

A federal advisory panel has recommended that people 75 and older and essential workers like firefighters, teachers and grocery store workers be put next in line for COVID-19 shots.

  Liberty Regional Medical Center prepared to receive vaccine shipment next week

While Georgia hospitals begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to their healthcare workers, others are preparing for the delivery of the vaccine.

  St. Joseph’s nurses support each other as vaccine rollout begins

Health care workers across the nation have been able to get vaccines starting this week. Georgia’s vaccinations started in Savannah, where more and more people are getting their shots.

Principal investigator with Moderna Vaccine Trial answers questions on the COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Paul Bradley, the principal investigator with the Moderna Vaccine Trail joined WTOC for a question and answer stream on Thursday, Dec. 17.

  Savannah nurses on frontline of COVID-19 battle relieved by arrival of vaccine

Though doctors say it will take many months for the effects of the vaccine to be seen because most of the population needs to join them, they do say protecting health care workers is a huge step.

  Memorial Health doctor explains COVID-19 vaccine after getting his first dose

Dr. Stephen Thacker rolled up his sleeve Wednesday afternoon and got his COVID-19 vaccine

  Hilton Head health care workers receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccines are in South Carolina and being distributed to healthcare workers. The first healthcare workers in the Lowcountry got vaccinated Wednesday.

  St. Joseph’s/Candler administers first round of COVID-19 vaccine

Around 250 healthcare workers got their COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday morning at Candler Hospital in Savannah.

When, where the average American will get COVID-19 vaccine is uncertain

There could still be some months to go before that moment comes.

McMaster praises Summerville COVID vaccine equipment manufacturer

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster lauded a Summerville plant that manufactures the ultra-cold freezers used to protect the COVID-19 vaccine after touring the facility Tuesday.

  Savannah mayor applauds vaccine roll-out, stands ready to continue assisting health department

Leaders with the City of Savannah are closely watching the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine as it comes into the community.

  EXPLAINER: How does the COVID-19 vaccine work?

Health experts helped us break it down in a way that’s not too complicated to understand.

  First shipments of COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Georgia

The first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Georgia on Monday, Dec. 14, according to the Department of Public Health (DPH).