Please read this new and important information on how to get the Covid-19 vaccine in Columbia,South Carolina. The day is here Lexington Medical Center in the Columbia, SC region announced today that it will have available COVID-19 vaccinations. They have started taking appointemnts for all South Carolina residents age 65 and up and those in Phase 1a. To see more about the guidelines and phases please refer to South Carolina's SCDHEC website. This website also warns you that COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are still at high levels. So, please take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.
To register with Lexington Medical Center please follow their own details directions below:
Request the vaccine from Lexington Medical Center, then register through the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) online portal. You’ll need a valid email address.
- Fill out the Vaccine Registration request form. We will send your information to the CDC online portal.
- You will receive an email from the CDC containing a link to the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). The link is unique to each individual and cannot be shared. The email will look like the email below. The link will direct you to a registration portal to complete a medical questionnaire and schedule your appointment for the vaccine.
- Create a VAMS account and complete the online questionnaire. (Do not use Internet Explorer. Use Google Chrome, Safari, or other web browser.)
- Schedule your vaccine appointment through the VAMS online portal.
- Here is the link to the request form for the Covid-19 Vaccine at Lexington Medical Center.
Lexington Medical Center continues to refer you to the following information to obtain a Covid0-19 Vaccine appointment.
Please note the following:
- Each individual requesting a vaccine will need a unique email address. Email addresses cannot be used to register multiple users.
- Be patient. We are working hard to accommodate a large volume of requests at this time. There may be a delay before you receive an email from the CDC to register and schedule your appointment using their VAMS portal.
- Please do not submit multiple vaccine request forms or leave multiple messages on the phone line.
- Do not call our physician practices or Urgent Care locations about vaccines.
- Appointments will be based on the limited supply of vaccine available.
You must complete registration and schedule an appointment using the VAMS portal to be vaccinated.
Questions About Getting the Vaccine?
Consult your health care provider about any medical concerns before scheduling an appointment. Our staff will not be able to give medical advice at the time of vaccination.
Vaccines are administered at our main hospital campus in West Columbia. Due to vaccine storage requirements, physician practices are not able to offer vaccines at this time.
Available in the surface lot in front of the building and in the adjacent parking garage.
Only those eligible will be allowed to receive the vaccine.
If you are 65 years of age or older, you must bring your driver's license or other official form of identification to your appointment. If you are a health care worker, you must bring credentials proving your Phase 1A status.
Guests and children are not permitted to attend vaccine appointments. The only exception is for caregivers of patients who need physical assistance during the process.
Subject to Cancellation
Appointments may be canceled based on the number of vaccines received from the federal government.
Many residents that are wanting the Clovid-19 Vaccine in South Carolina are signing up at multiple locations and taking the first schedule appointment from any source. That seems to be what the majority of people are doing that I have spoken with this week.
Lexington Medical Center has also set up a call center to answer questions that will be available Monday through 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The number to reach the call center is (803) 739–3363.