HCCOA to provide transportation for seniors who want COVID-19 vaccination
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Colleen York is seen receiving an injection of a Covid-19 vaccine inside the Excel Vaccination Centre on January 11, 2021 in London, England. The location, which was also home to the Nightingale hospital built in the first wave of the pandemic, is now one of several mass vaccination centres in England to open to the public this week. The UK aims to vaccinate 15 million people by mid-February. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Horry County Council on Aging is getting ready to provide transportation for seniors who want to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

After hearing that those 70 and up can request vaccines, the service provider began working right away to find out how to give rides to the more than one thousand seniors they help in the county.

The organization already has their vans ready for safe transportation - with shower curtains separating drivers from passengers, disinfectant to be used after every passenger gets out, and a health check for the drivers before their shifts start.

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The Executive Director for the Horry County Council on Aging says she hopes the vaccine will make a big difference to the living conditions of these seniors.

"I feel like it's a step to getting our life back. So anything that we can do to help, we're willing," said Elaine Gore, the Executive Director of Horry County Council on Aging. 

Starting tomorrow, those age 70 and up can call the DHEC care line to make an appointment.

If you or a loved one is a senior in Horry county and needs a ride to get your vaccine, Gore says to reach out to the Horry County Council on Aging at (843) 248-5523, and they will find a way to help.

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