HOLLYWOOD, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston County has teamed up with Fetter Healthcare Network to provide the COVID-19 vaccine in rural areas.

On Tuesday, a vaccine clinic was held from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Hollywood Library for phase 1A individuals.

Aretha Powers, the Chief Executive Officer for Fetter Health said, this initiative is extremely personal to the company and her.

We are supposed to be in the communities that we serve and we serve the Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton, and Charleston counties—and so these are our patients, these are our people. 

Aretha Powers, Chief Executive Officer for Fetter Health

Charleston County Council Vice Chairwoman Anna Johnson said “Our goal in offering these vaccination clinics is to make it more convenient to some of our most vulnerable citizens who do not live near hospitals or pharmacies offering the vaccine.”

The library and book drop-off was closed to the public during the event and the library will be disinfected ahead of reopening to the public.

Fetter Health will be back at the St. James Hollywood library to offer the second dose of the vaccine on March 16th.

On Thursday, February 18th, Fetter Health will be at the Colleton County Recreation Center located at 280 Recreation Complex Walterboro, SC 29488. Those vaccines will be administered from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

On Thursday, February 25, Charleston County will be partnering with Fetter Health Care Network again to administer COVID-19 vaccines at the Baxter-Patrick James Island Library located at 1858 S. Grimball Rd., Charleston, SC 29412. 

Vaccines will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to eligible citizens on a first-come, first serve basis, similar to Tuesday’s event.