Walhalla, SC

Barrier-Free Vaccine Clinic Coming to Walhalla

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The SC Disability Vaccine Access Network was created to educate individuals in the disability community about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine, provide help to overcome barriers to getting vaccinated, and to help those who want to get vaccinated to get the shot.

Learn the Facts

  • 1 in 3 South Carolinians has a disability. People with disabilities are at high risk of severe sickness and potential death from COVID-19. It is important that people with disabilities get vaccinated, but you may be worried about the vaccine. The SC Disability Vaccine Access Network is here to help people learn more to make the best decision about vaccination.
  • People with disabilities are considered a high-risk group for severe sickness and death caused by COVID-19. 1 in 3 South Carolinians has a disability. Lack of access to healthcare is the biggest barrier people with disabilities face when seeking COVID-19 prevention, treatment and education.
  • In a survey done by the American Association on Health and Disability, 27 percent of adults with disabilities said they would not be vaccinated or were unsure, based on vaccine hesitancy.
  • People who rely on direct care providers are at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. It is critical that direct care providers, teachers, and other caregivers for people with disabilities receive their COVID-19 vaccination to protect this at-risk population.

There will be a barrier-free vaccine clinic is scheduled from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Walhalla Performing Arts Center, 101 E. North Broad St., Walhalla, SC, 29691, on Saturday, September 24, 2022. People with disabilities, their families, and direct service providers are encouraged to attend and receive their vaccines.

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Barrier-Free Clinic Coming to Walhalla, SCCourtesy of ABLE SC

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Una clínica de vacunas sin barreras llegará a Walhalla, Carolina del Sur.Courtesy of ABLE SC

For more information, visit https://disabilityvaccine.able-sc.org/, https://SCDisabilityVaccine.org, or call at 1-800-787-6046. Watch an informational video on the COVID19 vaccine and people with disabilities at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it8_Lfm1mJQ&t=22s.

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