Who is Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?

The following are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • South Carolina children ages 5-11 can receive the pediatric Pfizer vaccine
  • South Carolina residents age 12 and older are eligible to receive the adult dose of the Pfizer vaccine
  • The Moderna vaccine may only be administered to residents who are 18 years of age or older. 
  • Please note: MUSC Health administers the Pfizer vaccine at all standing locations, including at all vaccine clinics statewide. The Moderna vaccine is occasionally administered at community events due to special allocations by DHEC.

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The vaccine requires TWO doses given 19-23 days (Pfizer) or 28 days (Moderna) apart. Two separate appointments are required, one for each vaccine dose. Note: The CDC has stated that if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended 19-23 or 28-day interval, the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. 

Booster shot appointments can be scheduled through MyChart or call 843-876-7227. Booster shots can be scheduled for patients age 12 and up. 

Notice on Safety

  • Patients must be 5 years of age or older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination. Note: MUSC Health is almost exclusively using the Pfizer vaccine, which has been authorized for ages 5 and older. Occasional Moderna vaccines are administered at community vaccine sites (special allocations by DHEC), which is authorized for ages 18 and older. The scheduling site will state this so appointments are made correctly based on age.
  • If you are in a current COVID-19 vaccine trial, contact the local trial coordinator for advice on whether or not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • If you have a history of severe allergic reactions (to food, medications, vaccines) and/or you routinely carry an epinephrine pen, contact your doctor for advice on whether or not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
    • We recommend that patients wait at the vaccine site for 15 minutes for clinical observation or for 30 minutes if the patient has a history of allergic reactions to vaccines or medications.

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