We are continuing to set appointments for those who have submitted requests for vaccination based on the doses we are allocated through SC DHEC. We appreciate your patience as we diligently work through your requests. Please check back regularly for more information.
Vaccinations are by appointment only. We are unable to accept unscheduled walk-ins at CMC or any of our clinics due to social distancing and observation requirements.
Request an Appointment
If you are 16 years of age or older, you are eligible for the vaccine and can request an appointment by filling out the form below. Submitting a form does not guarantee an immediate appointment. Appointments will be based on the limited supply of vaccine available and a representative of our team will contact you when an appointment can be scheduled. The email address you supply may be used to keep you updated during this process.
Please do not submit multiple requests for an individual. If you have previously submitted a request through this form or through SC DHEC, you are already on a list and will be contacted when an appointment is available.
Preparing for your Appointment
Will I have to wear a mask?
Please wear a mask to your appointment to protect yourself and others. Our healthcare workers will be doing the same. Universal masking is enforced at all CMC facilities.
What should I wear?
Wear clothing that allows a clinician to easily access your shoulder and upper arm. Consider wearing a short-sleeved shirt. If it is cold, wear a short-sleeved under your sweater or jacket that can be easily removed.
Which arm should I get my shot in?
You can get the shot in either arm, but many people prefer to get it in their non-dominant arm in case there is any soreness afterwards.
Can I take over the counter pain medications?
If you develop soreness in your arm, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends holding a clean wet warm washcloth over the area or an ice pack. You can also take acetaminophen or ibuprofen, if you are permitted to do so. It is not recommended to take acetaminophen or ibuprofen before your vaccine. If you regularly take acetaminophen or ibuprofen, you can continue to do so.
How long will it take for me to get an appointment?
According to SC DHEC, South Carolina is receiving a limited allocation of the vaccine each week and many hospitals have already filled their available appointments for the next few weeks. Securing an appointment will depend on vaccine availability and may take several weeks between scheduling and administration of the vaccine.
SC DHEC is launching an online resource to help South Carolinians schedule an appointment. CMC will post a link to that resource when it is available. In the meantime, we are accepting requests to obtain an appointment and will contact those requesting an appointment by phone with further instructions.
How do I cancel my scheduled vaccine appointment?
If you have already received an appointment for the vaccine but no longer need it, please click the link below.
Updated at 3:45pm on 3/31/2021