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MUSC Health Florence and Florence 1 Schools finalizing vaccination plan for implementation in the district

MUSC Health  Florence 1 Schools

 

CHARLESTON, S.C. (February 4, 2021) – “MUSC Health Florence division leaders, care team members and Florence 1 Schools administrators are finalizing a robust, comprehensive and compassionate vaccination plan for implementation in the district when educators become eligible for the vaccine.

The leadership of Florence 1 Schools will share the details of this plan in the near future, once it has been through the final review and approval process with both organizations.

Building off of the successes from our collaborative testing plan, multiple options are under review at this time, including mass vaccination sites and individual, in-school access.

We appreciate the community’s patience and perseverance at this time, because we all want the same thing – to get more vaccines into more arms.

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Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is home to the oldest medical school in the South as well as the state’s only integrated academic health sciences center, with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and nearly 800 residents in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. MUSC brought in more than $271 million in biomedical research funds in fiscal year 2020, continuing to lead the state in obtaining National Institutes of Health funding, with more than $129.9 million. For information on academic programs, visit musc.edu.

As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. In 2020, for the sixth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit muschealth.org.

MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of $3.2 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care.