THE STATE – Vice President Kamala Harris will make her first official return to South Carolina on Monday, visiting Greenville to help jump-start the White House’s national COVID-19 vaccination push that has centered particularly on the South where shots lag.
The tour is part of the administration’s goal of getting vaccines into 70% of U.S. adults by July 4. Now, the percentage is about 64%.
South Carolina remains among the lowest in the country for getting vaccine shots into arms. Only 38.7% of eligible South Carolinians are fully vaccinated.
Monday’s visit will be Harris’ first stop in South Carolina as the vice president.
Harris will wrap up her tour next Friday in Atlanta.
USA Today said her tour around the country will include stops at vaccination clinics, churches and university campuses and underserved communities where vaccine hesitancy remains high.
State health leaders are trying to drive up the vaccination rate.
Plans range from hosting a vaccination pop-up site to launching a “Shot and a Chaser” campaign to incentivize young adults to take the vaccine in time for Biden’s July 4 goal.
In partnership with the South Carolina Brewers Guild, the state will reward anyone who gets a COVID-19 shot at select breweries across the state with a free beer or soda …
Close to twenty South Carolina breweries are participating in the “Shot and a Chaser” campaign.
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