DHEC's mobile care unit deploying to counties facing severe flooding
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 27, 2018
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control will use its WIC Mobile Clinic to provide some key services to residents in areas recovering from severe flooding.
The mobile care van will travel to the Cheraw and Marion areas later this week to offer Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap) and flu shots to adults as well as WIC nutrition services for eligible women and children. DHEC is offering these services to provide assistance for those who can't get to local health departments due to recent flooding from Hurricane Florence.
"DHEC wants to make it easy for people who are dealing with the aftermath of flooding to access its services," said Dr. Lilian Peake, Director of Public Health.
The mobile unit will be available these times and locations:
- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at Chesterfield County DSS (203 Commerce Dr., Cheraw)
- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the CD Joyner Auditorium (161 Elizabeth St., Marion)
Services provided will be limited to adult immunizations and WIC nutrition services.
For the most current information about DHEC's continuing Hurricane Florence response, visit scdhec.gov.