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Prisma Health releases new information about added Upstate vaccination site, walk-in vaccinations – WYFF4 Greenville

SAYING TONIGHT. FOR SOME BREAKING NEWS OUT OF GREENVILLE, PRISMA HEALTH WILL NOT ACCEPT FIRST DOSE WALK INS TOMORROW AT ITS MASS VACCINATION SITE NEAR GREENVILLE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. CAROL: PRISMA HEALTH SAYS BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF VACCINE SUPPLY, IT WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY, AND HAVE A DELAYED START ON MONDAY. THAT SITE WILL NOT OPEN UNTIL NOON MONDAY. PRISMA HEALTH SAYS THOSE WITH APPOINTMENTS SCHEDULED FOR THOSE TIMES ARE BEING RESCHEDULED. IT SAYS IT’S GIVEN O

Prisma Health releases new information about added Upstate vaccination site, walk-in vaccinations

Prisma Health on Thursday released information about a new Upstate COVID-19 vaccination site and updated information about scheduling a vaccination appointment and walk-in availability.WYFF News 4 reached out to Prisma Health officials when some viewers called and said they were being turned away at some vaccination locations.Prisma Health responded with the following information.”Prisma Health remains committed to ensuring that we vaccinate as many eligible people as we can based on the supplies we are allocated. While many Prisma Health sites take walk-ins on a limited basis, the number of walk-in slots available will likely change every day based on the vaccine availability at that site. Community members are urged to check online at www.PrismaHealth.org/Vaccine or, if they don’t have internet access, to call us at 833-2PRISMA, which is 833-277-4762.”Prisma Health will calculate its vaccine availability for walk-ins several times during the day based on those scheduled and arrived appointments. The Prisma website will update in real-time, with those sites still open for walk-ins listed in green. Sites that no longer have walk-in availability for that day are marked in red.”Prisma Health’s mass-vaccination site in Greenville, located at the former Kmart near Greenville Memorial Hospital, is not taking first-dose walk-ins on Friday. It will take already-scheduled Friday appointments, as well as second-dose walk-ins. Due to the lack of vaccine supply, it will be closed Saturday and have a delayed start on Monday, when it will open at noon. Those with scheduled appointments are already being rescheduled into slots next week.”Prisma Health reopened limited walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday to assist those in Phase 1a and individuals 70 and older who do not have computer access. We re-opened the walk-in process to help those in our communities who do not have easy access to online scheduling. We stand by our communities and will do everything we can, as quickly and as efficiently as we can, to get shots in arms for those who are eligible for vaccines at this stage. Please know that we are working very hard on all the details in an environment that is changing rapidly. We are asking the public for their patience.”New Upstate Vaccination SitePrisma Health also announced Thursday the addition of its new vaccination site in Laurens County. The site will be in partnership with Laurens County, the city of Laurens and Presbyterian College. The site opens Monday and replaces the Laurens County Hospital site. The site, based at The Ridge at Laurens, located at 301 Exchange Road, will run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. The large-event space, part of the Laurens Parks and Recreation Department, is expected to vaccinate 1,240 people per week. The following locations are set up for limited walk-in first vaccine doses, pending supply (check the website daily): Kmart site at 1 Kmart Plaza, Greenville (Note: Will not have first dose walk-ins for Friday, Jan. 29)Prisma Health Tuomey HospitalPrisma Health Greer Memorial HospitalPrisma Health Laurens County Hospital (Until Feb. 1, when it transitions to the new site referenced above)Prisma Health Oconee Memorial HospitalGamecock Park, 22 National Guard Road, ColumbiaPrisma Health is the state’s largest vaccinator, with 87,137 vaccinations as of Wednesday.

Prisma Health on Thursday released information about a new Upstate COVID-19 vaccination site and updated information about scheduling a vaccination appointment and walk-in availability.

WYFF News 4 reached out to Prisma Health officials when some viewers called and said they were being turned away at some vaccination locations.

Prisma Health responded with the following information.

“Prisma Health remains committed to ensuring that we vaccinate as many eligible people as we can based on the supplies we are allocated. While many Prisma Health sites take walk-ins on a limited basis, the number of walk-in slots available will likely change every day based on the vaccine availability at that site. Community members are urged to check online at www.PrismaHealth.org/Vaccine or, if they don’t have internet access, to call us at 833-2PRISMA, which is 833-277-4762.

“Prisma Health will calculate its vaccine availability for walk-ins several times during the day based on those scheduled and arrived appointments. The Prisma website will update in real-time, with those sites still open for walk-ins listed in green. Sites that no longer have walk-in availability for that day are marked in red.

“Prisma Health’s mass-vaccination site in Greenville, located at the former Kmart near Greenville Memorial Hospital, is not taking first-dose walk-ins on Friday. It will take already-scheduled Friday appointments, as well as second-dose walk-ins. Due to the lack of vaccine supply, it will be closed Saturday and have a delayed start on Monday, when it will open at noon. Those with scheduled appointments are already being rescheduled into slots next week.

“Prisma Health reopened limited walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday to assist those in Phase 1a and individuals 70 and older who do not have computer access. We re-opened the walk-in process to help those in our communities who do not have easy access to online scheduling. We stand by our communities and will do everything we can, as quickly and as efficiently as we can, to get shots in arms for those who are eligible for vaccines at this stage. Please know that we are working very hard on all the details in an environment that is changing rapidly. We are asking the public for their patience.”

New Upstate Vaccination Site

Prisma Health also announced Thursday the addition of its new vaccination site in Laurens County. The site will be in partnership with Laurens County, the city of Laurens and Presbyterian College. The site opens Monday and replaces the Laurens County Hospital site.

The site, based at The Ridge at Laurens, located at 301 Exchange Road, will run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. The large-event space, part of the Laurens Parks and Recreation Department, is expected to vaccinate 1,240 people per week.

The following locations are set up for limited walk-in first vaccine doses, pending supply (check the website daily):

  • Kmart site at 1 Kmart Plaza, Greenville (Note: Will not have first dose walk-ins for Friday, Jan. 29)
  • Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital
  • Prisma Health Greer Memorial Hospital
  • Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital (Until Feb. 1, when it transitions to the new site referenced above)
  • Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital
  • Gamecock Park, 22 National Guard Road, Columbia

Prisma Health is the state’s largest vaccinator, with 87,137 vaccinations as of Wednesday.

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