COVID-19 Updates

Ages 5-11 Eligible for Vaccine
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If you have questions about the vaccine, you should reach out to your child’s health care provider or visit Stay SC Strong Vaccine Resources to get the facts you need to make a decision. 

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now FDA authorized for ages 5 and up.

Smaller Doses
Children ages 5-11 should receive vaccine doses that are one third the size of doses meant for people age 12+. They should receive two doses spaced at least 21 days apart.
 
It’s Free to Everyone 
Getting a vaccine dose takes less than 30 minutes, and you’ll never receive a bill. No health insurance or ID is needed. 

Family Connection of SC COVID-19 Response

We are closely monitoring the latest information and protocols regarding COVID-19 and how it may affect the families and partners we work with. We are temporarily postponing in-person trainings, outreach events and home visits. We are taking these precautions in order to protect the health and well-being of the families and communities we serve. 

Our Family Information Center will remain open to provide support, information, and referrals for families with children that have a disability or special healthcare need. We will also continue to take referrals for our support services via our website. Family Information Center staff will be available to assist families and partners by calling 1-800-578-8750 or — 1-888-808-7462, for Spanish-speaking families — between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. We will continue working diligently to ensure children with disabilities and their families receive the information they need to protect themselves during this time.

Have questions about the Covid-19, pediatric testing, and DHEC guidelines for childcare center? Dr. Debbie Greenhouse with Palmetto Pediatrics and Cynthia S. Lara, Director, Child Care Licensing for DSS will provide their expertise and answer your questions.

This workshop is in partnership with DSS and Palmetto Pediatrics

SPEAKER: Debbie Greenhouse MD, FAAP with Palmetto Pediatrics and Cynthia S. Lara, Director, Child Care Licensing for DSS

recorded: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Vaccine Update and Q&A
with Dr. Jane Kelly

Have questions about the Covid-19 vaccine, the Delta variant and your youth? Dr. Jane Kelly, the Assistant State Epidemiologist with the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will provide updates on the vaccine and answer your questions.

recorded: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Disability Information and Access Line

1-888-677-1199

Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Help with COVID-19 vaccinations for people with disabilities