Viewers reported issues Wednesday morning, as appointments opened up for any South Carolina resident aged 70 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.There are two ways to make an appointment:Call 855-472-3432 or go to scdhec.gov/vaxlocator.Phone Line IssuesWYFF News 4 is aware of reports that the phone number is periodically not working when people call the above phone number. We have reached out to DHEC for information about those issues.DHEC posted on Facebook around 9:45 a.m., saying the Care Line was experiencing higher than usual call volumes and wait times.”Our team is working to quickly correct technical issues and your patience is appreciated. Contact information for vaccine provider locations can also be found at scdhec.gov/vaxlocator,” the post said.Upstate Appointment Issues Around of 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, the website was showing zero locations in the Upstate were providing vaccine appointments.By 10:15 a.m., several locations in the Upstate appeared on the website at Prisma Health facilities.You can click this link for more information on vaccine appointments at Prisma Health.In a release, AnMed Health officials said they have begun scheduling appointments for residents over age 70.”Our established patients in this age group will receive instructions via MyChart for scheduling an appointment at our Civic Center vaccination clinic. Walk-ins are not accepted at this time,” Lizz Walker said.Walker said they anticipate initial appointments will fill up very quickly, and they will make additional appointments available, as soon as they receive more of the vaccine.If you are eligible for the vaccine, and have specific questions about vaccine scheduling at AnMed, visit COVIDvaccine@anmedhealth.org. Vaccination Facilities and South Carolina’s Population of People 65+The map below shows red dots where vaccination facilities are listed by ZIP code. Larger dots indicate more facilities within that ZIP code. It also shows how many households within each ZIP code have at least one person who is 65 years old, or older, shaded in blue.App users tap here to see map. 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 will update this story with more information, as soon as we get it, from DHEC officials.

Viewers reported issues Wednesday morning, as appointments opened up for any South Carolina resident aged 70 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

There are two ways to make an appointment:

Call 855-472-3432 or go to scdhec.gov/vaxlocator.

Phone Line Issues

WYFF News 4 is aware of reports that the phone number is periodically not working when people call the above phone number. We have reached out to DHEC for information about those issues.

DHEC posted on Facebook around 9:45 a.m., saying the Care Line was experiencing higher than usual call volumes and wait times.

“Our team is working to quickly correct technical issues and your patience is appreciated. Contact information for vaccine provider locations can also be found at scdhec.gov/vaxlocator,” the post said.

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Upstate Appointment Issues

Around of 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, the website was showing zero locations in the Upstate were providing vaccine appointments.

By 10:15 a.m., several locations in the Upstate appeared on the website at Prisma Health facilities.

You can click this link for more information on vaccine appointments at Prisma Health.

In a release, AnMed Health officials said they have begun scheduling appointments for residents over age 70.

“Our established patients in this age group will receive instructions via MyChart for scheduling an appointment at our Civic Center vaccination clinic. Walk-ins are not accepted at this time,” Lizz Walker said.

Walker said they anticipate initial appointments will fill up very quickly, and they will make additional appointments available, as soon as they receive more of the vaccine.

If you are eligible for the vaccine, and have specific questions about vaccine scheduling at AnMed, visit COVIDvaccine@anmedhealth.org.

Vaccination Facilities and South Carolina’s Population of People 65+

The map below shows red dots where vaccination facilities are listed by ZIP code. Larger dots indicate more facilities within that ZIP code.

It also shows how many households within each ZIP code have at least one person who is 65 years old, or older, shaded in blue.

App users tap here to see map.

We will update this story with more information, as soon as we get it, from DHEC officials.