Gov. Henry McMaster reallocates 37,800 surplus vaccine doses from federal Long Term Care Program

January 29, 2021

Governor Henry McMaster today sent a letter to South Carolina Board of Health and Environmental Control Chairman Mark Elam asking that the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reallocate 37,800 doses of Moderna vaccine from the federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long Term Care Program to other vaccine providers in the state.

“The LTC Program partners CVS and Walgreens have completed their first pass through our state’s long-term care facilities and have determined that there will be a surplus once every resident and staff member have been offered both doses,” the governor writes in the letter. “These surplus vaccines should be made available to the general public right away rather than at the completion of the LTC program.”