Conway Medical Center has established an online option for appointment requests for those aged 70 and older. Patients can click here to take advantage of this option. By signing up through this site, individuals are placed on a list to be contacted to make an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Those appointments can only be made as doses are sent to CMC from DHEC. Vaccinations are by appointment only. No walk-ins are accepted for vaccinations at either the main hospital or our physician practices/clinics.
Earlier this week we received thousands of requests for appointments. Those who made a previous request are on a list and will be contacted, although it may take some time to work through the list which is thousands of people long. We will add appointments as we receive supplies of the vaccine from DHEC. We have requested more doses. DHEC has said there are limited supplies coming from the federal government. In this case the demand has far outweighed the supplies.
At CMC, our number one goal with this process is to make sure that everyone who wants a vaccine can receive a vaccine. We do ask for patience, and we will provide these shots as the vaccine is given to us. CMC believes this vaccine is a major step forward in the fight against COVID-19. We continue to urge everyone to take the precautions of wearing masks, social distancing, and hand washing to slow the spread. Our hospitalization rates and positivity rates for tests are very high.
For more information on the vaccine and slowing the spread, visit https://www.conwaymedicalcenter.com/covid19/