MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Gov. Henry McMaster held a press conference Tuesday and toured the mass vaccine clinic at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
McMaster held the press conference at 2:30 p.m. alongside Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune and McLeod Health members.
“There’s a lot of talent in South Carolina and it is always willing to get together and work,” McMaster said.
“The goal of these clinics is to vaccinate as many of our local residents as we can,” Bethune said. “I appreciate our partnership with McLeod Health as we work to end COVID-19.”
Bethune said 5,000 people will be vaccinated during the two-day clinic.
Those who received a vaccine today said they were relieved to get it.
“More excited that we’re getting it. We really can’t contain our excitement over finally getting it,” Edward and Sharon Augustyn said.
James Lesesne said, “it is a relief, it is. It’s something I was praying for some time and to come through and I’m happy to have it, I just hope everyone can get it eventually.”
The clinic for first doses will be held at the convention center both Tuesday and Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The event is for those eligible in the 1A vaccine group.
On March 30 and 31, a second-dose clinic will be held at the convention center for those who received the first dose at Tuesday and Wednesday’s clinic.