McLeod Health and the City of Myrtle Beach are developing plans for a large community vaccination event for the Myrtle Beach area. More information is forthcoming, and we are aware of the great need to provide this service locally to the people in the Myrtle Beach area. McLeod Health advises that these will be first doses for those persons who meet the 1a criteria, as outlined by CDC guidelines and the SC DHEC distribution plan for the COVID-19 vaccine. A follow-up clinic four weeks later also will be held for the second doses required. Planning is underway as we await word on receipt of the vaccine and availability of an appointment process to provide ease of access to this clinic. Look for a public announcement regarding the date for this event next week. We expect this to be a walk-in clinic over a two-day period, due to the number of people served.