MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control announced its “Shot with a Chaser” campaign, which is a partnership with the South Carolina Brewers Guild to help boost COVID-19 vaccination rates among young adults.
Tidal Creek Brewhouse in Myrtle Beach is one of the breweries to take part in the campaign. “We just thought it was a smart way to introduce the community to getting their COVID-19 shot right here at Tidal Creek,” Dana Sawczuk, a co-owner of Tidal Creek Brewhouse, said.
According to DHEC, the 20- to 24-year-old age group is the least-vaccinated group in the state, making up fewer than 1 percent of all vaccinated people. The Johnson and Johnson and Moderna vaccines are being offered during the campaign.
“It is definitely a personal choice that everyone has to make for themselves,” Sawczuk said. “However, it truly is important not only to keep yourselves safe but to keep the community at large safe as well.”
Heather Hyde got her vaccine on Saturday.
“I have been wanting to get it, so I just finally decided to go get it and it was an easy process,” Hyde said. “It didn’t hurt so, I would encourage a lot of people to do it.”
Hyde said she works in sales and is around many people, which is one of the reasons she decided to get the vaccine.
“I was a little nervous at first, but because you don’t know how the reaction is going to be and people have talked about it,” she said. ” It was one of the easiest things I have ever done.”