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1,400+ doses of COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina will expire Saturday – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-07-30 16:53:10 –

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (WBTW) — According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Management (DHEC), more than 1,400 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in South Carolina will expire on Saturday.

DHEC said 1,416 doses of Pfizer vaccine currently on hand will expire on Saturday. DHEC couldn’t say how many vaccines would expire in clinics other than DHEC, as providers don’t always update their counts. DHEC also has 17,550 doses of Pfizer vaccine, which will expire at the end of August if not used by then.

DHEC also states that the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will expire in the coming months, but the amount of these vaccines is decreasing.

According to doctors, many doses have been left unused due to the declining demand for vaccines in the last few months.

“A lot of work was spent on vaccines and pushing them out. There are countries in the world that are still waiting for vaccines and can desperately use what we have here. There are many, “said Dr. Brian Blank. , Owner of EmberModern Medicine.

The DHEC said it could work with the CDC to send unused, unexpired vaccines to other states, but not to other countries.

Dose on hand for DHEC that expires:

Pfizer

  • Expiration date of 1,416 7/31/21
  • 17,550 expiration date 8/31/21
  • 2,790, which expires on September 30, 2009

Modana

  • The expiration date of 720 is September 19, 2009
  • Expiration date of 800 10/22/21

Johnson & Johnson

  • Expiration date of 25 8/5/21
  • 800 expires September 6, 2009
  • 2,300 expired by September 15, 2009

According to DHEC, 44.5% of South Carolina residents are fully vaccinated.

Editor’s Note: The figures provided by DHEC are as of 4 pm on Friday, July 30. Shots taken before the expiration date will change the value.

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