Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:46 PM EST
By MICHELLE LIU, AP
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina officials have announced that the majority of the people in the state will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine starting next week. Gov. Henry McMaster said those eligible include people 55 and up, people with increased risk for severe COVID-19 and frontline workers with increased occupational risk. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Dr. Edward Simmer said the state is ready to move to the next phase of its vaccine plan due to a bump in vaccine supply. The state will get more than 40,000 doses of the newly approved single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week.