COVID 19 News

COVID 19 Update

Colleton County Public Service Announcement

The Town is continuing to work with SCDHEC to set up a mobile vaccination clinic on Edisto Beach.  Until such time those people who are over 70 years of age can contact the 1-855-472-3432 cares line and provide name and email to receive a link to set up an appointment at vaccine sites located around SC.  

Colleton Medical Center Vaccine Update Public Service Announcement

CDC Vaccination Phases

Phase 1a - 

Healthcare personnel (including prehospital providers)

Long-term care facility residents / workers

 Phase 1b - 

Frontline essential workers (i.e. firefighters, law enforcement, corrections, teachers and support staff, etc.)

Persons aged 75 years and older

Phase 1c - 

Persons aged 65-74 years

Persons aged 16-64 years with high-risk conditions

Essential workers not recommended in Phase 1b (i.e. wastewater treatment workers, transportation, finance, communications, energy, legal, media, etc.)

 Phase 2 - 

All people aged 16 years and older not in Phase 1

A full list can be found at the following URL:

December 29, 2020

Colleton County Health Department performs COVID testing every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm by appointment. 

December 16, 2020

 Emergency Ordinance 2020-27 was passed on December 10, 2020.  This extends the mask requirement in businesses for 60 days or February 8, 2021.

The State of SC is currently in Phase 1a of the SCDHEC plan.  This means that front line medical workers and long term care facility residents and staff will receive the first vaccines in SC.  On December 14, 2020 the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine was received.  It is given in 2 doses 21 days apart.  The State expects to also receive the Moderna vaccine.  The Moderna vaccine will also require 2 doses 28 days apart.  The vaccines are not interchangeable. 

The vaccine is recommended for all.  For those who have had COVID 19, they recommend waiting 90 days.

There have been side effects.  Typical side effects are sore arm at the site of the injection and a low-grade fever.  Some side effects have been more severe.

Information can be found at

Phases of Vaccinations

Phase 1a-Frontline medical workers and long term care residents and staff.

Phase 1b-Public safety

Phase C

Phase D