DENMARK, S.C. (voorhees.edu) — Voorhees College recently hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Leonard E. Dawson Center and administered the first dose of the Moderna vaccine to 263 individuals.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is the facilitator of the clinic, opening up the opportunity to vaccinate the institution’s faculty, staff, students, and surrounding community members in efforts to stop the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is a wonderful opportunity to have Voorhees College as a vaccination host site, especially being able to have the vaccine available in areas where disparity and low access is prevalent,” said Suzanne Williams, Voorhees director of health services. “I am so excited that our partnership with SC DHEC allows us to continue strengthening our ties and supporting our community by being able to provide this public health service to everyone.”
Dr. Ronnie Hopkins, interim president, said he encourages all to take the vaccine as it can help save lives. “COVID-19 is a serious situation with the loss of more than half a million American lives and countless others across the globe. The virus has especially affected African-American communities and other communities of color,” Hopkins said. “We are thankful that DHEC is facilitating the vaccination clinics at Voorhees.”
The second clinic will administer the second Moderna dose on Wednesday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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