Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that frontline essential workers will be eligible for their vaccine earlier than expected - on March 3. The state will begin expanding vaccine eligibility to Group 4 on March 24.
Julia Versteegh has been volunteering with the organization Team Rubicon for the last 10 months. During that time she’s helped with tornado and hurricane relief - now she’s taking on mass vaccine events.
WBTV looked over DHEC’s newest demographics database. WBTV could not find specific breakdowns on how many eligible White and Black South Carolinians there are. The gap could close when more people become eligible, but right now, DHEC says there is a racial discrepancy in the numbers.
Inclement weather across the country has delayed shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine to many counties in the Carolinas. As a result, several vaccine clinics scheduled for the next few days have been postponed.