Many Prisma Health Upstate vaccination sites are changing its operating hours and will open at noon on Mondays.
The shifting of the operating hours will begin on Monday, February 8.
In a news release on Sunday, the Prisma health system says the schedule changes acts as a buffer against possible delays in the sites’ weekly vaccine delivery, distributed by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
“We want to make sure we have the shots ready to go into arms when we open our doors,” said Dr. Saria Saccocio, Prisma Health’s chief ambulatory medical officer and co-lead of its vaccine task force.
Prisma says that people who already had Monday appointments were informed via robo-call and requested to be rescheduled.
Locations opening at noon in the Upstate include the mass vaccination site in Greenville and sites at Baptist Easley Hospital, Oconee Memorial Hospital, and the community partnership site at The Ridge in Laurens County.
In addition, starting this Monday, the Greer Memorial Hospital will be open Tuesday through Saturday and the Hillcrest Hospital will be open Tuesday and Thursday.
Most Midlands sites will retain their current operating hours. Tuomey Hospital vaccination site will be shifted to 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday.
The vaccination sites administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Those getting vaccinated should bring identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, and their insurance card.
You can visit http://prismahealth.org/vaccine for a real-time update on vaccine availability. You can also call 833-277-4762 if you need help scheduling an appointment or register for an appointment through MyChart online.