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CareSouth Carolina Achieves ‘Herd Immunity’ As An Organization

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Source: Laurinburg Exchange
Published: June 15, 2021
Article Author: Laurinburg Exchange Staff
CIMS Partner Center: Care South Carolina

When the COVID-19 vaccine became available, CareSouth Carolina made every effort to make it accessible not just to communities, but to its staff members.

Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. As a result, the whole community becomes protected — not just those who are immune.

We believe in “practicing what we preach” and the CSC staff stepped up to the challenge of achieving Herd Immunity as an organization. Currently, 72% of CareSouth Carolina’s staff members are vaccinated.

Several sites — including Bishopville Dental, Hartsville Suite D, Hartsville Pediatrics, Marlboro County PEBA and Referral Floaters — have achieved the feat of 100% vaccinated in their offices.

Many other sites, including Bennettsville Pediatrics, Carolina Ave (Marketing), Chesterfield, Corporate, Hartsville Suite B, Hartsville Pharmacy, Human Resources & CareFIRST Carolina Foundation, Lake View, McColl, ROADS, Special Programs, Warehouse, Vantage Point and Coding Specialists have achieved more than 80% vaccinated.

CareSouth Carolina is a private, non-profit community health center delivering patient-centered health and life services in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. CareSouth Carolina operates centers in Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Hartsville, Lake View, Latta, McColl and Society Hill.