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COVID-19 vaccination program changing to a new level today

West Columbia, SC – 02/08/2021 (Paul Kirby) - Phase 1A of DHEC'S Covid-19 Vaccine Plan is transitioning today. This program now allows seniors age 65+ with or without underlying health conditions to receive aCOVID-19 vaccination if they so desire.

There are a number of vaccination sites being set up for just this purpose. The two closest to the Columbia Airport and West Columbia are the Walgreens at 2224 Augusta Rd. and Lexington Medical Center at 2720 Sunset Blvd. Of course, there are others across Lexington County.

For more information on vaccines and to schedule an appointment please visit or call 1-866-365-8110.

The Comet bus is offering free transportation to vaccination sites in Lexington County for those eligible to receive the vaccination. For more information on this initiative please visit


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