Vaccination clinic to be held at Darlington Raceway March 5

Darlington Raceway is preparing to give COVID-19 vaccinations to over 5,000. PHOTO BY DAWSON JORDAN

A large COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held at Darlington Raceway Friday, March 5, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The clinic is sponsored by McLeod Health, in cooperation with community partners, emergency management support, SCDHEC and city officials. There will be 5,000 doses available. “Your Checkered Flag to Better Health” will be held at the Darlington Raceway, 1301 Harry Byrd Highway, for all persons who meet Phase 1A criteria. Clinic attendees will enter the Racetrack at Gate 40 located on Highway 151. The vaccine event will take patients through the Racetrack “Tunnel” and onto the Racetrack Infield where they will receive their vaccine at the Racetrack Cup Garage. The Raceway event is a drive-through, and attendees will not be required to exit their vehicles to receive the vaccine. While carpooling is encouraged, please allow seating for car window access to make it easier to receive the vaccine. This event will require appointments to be made in advance, and appointments can be made online at www.Vaxlocator.dhec.sc.gov or by calling 1-866-365-8110. Please bring your ID or driver’s license to verify your age and 1A status. McLeod Health has received a surplus of Moderna doses. Moderna requires two doses spaced at least 28 days or four weeks apart. You must get both doses of the same brand of the vaccine. A second-dose clinic for Raceway vaccinations will be held Thursday, April 1. “We are honored to partner with McLeod Health in this tremendous community health outreach event. Both our teams desire the same outcome – improved health and quality of life for all our people,” stated Kerry Tharp, president of Darlington Raceway.

Author: Rachel Howell

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