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Employers of Frontline & Essential Workers

All adults, including frontline & essential workers, are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Share reliable information with them using the resources below.

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Employers

Employ frontline & essential workers?

Use this toolkit to share vaccine info.

As of March 31, all South Carolinians age 16 and up are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

If you employ essential or frontline workers, connect them with trustworthy information about the vaccine using the materials below. Print postcards, hang up flyers, send emails, and much more. When your workers have been vaccinated, encourage them to share the good news using our social media graphics and suggested copy.

Get the Word Out

Share vaccine information with your employees

Employees can access the COVID-19 vaccine in a number of ways, including: (1) if you're hosting an on-site clinic, getting vaccinated at their place of work, or (2) using DHEC's Vaccine Locator to identify nearby providers and getting vaccinated on their own.

Employers, please connect your workers with trustworthy information about the vaccine. Communication materials are available below for your use.

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Business Vaccine Info

Protect. Plan. Act.

Still figuring out your role as an employer during the COVID vaccination campaign? Follow the guidance below from DHEC for ideas on how to play an important role as the process continues to unfold.

Protect

Continue taking small steps that make a big difference. Urge employees to avoid large gatherings, wear masks, and get tested regularly if they're out in the community (even if they're not showing symptoms).

Plan

Stay up-to-date on what phase of vaccine distribution we are in, and inform your workers accordingly. Some may be eligible before others. Continue educating your workforce on the need for the vaccine, and encourage them to take proper precautions to slow the spread (mask-wearing, hand-washing, physical distancing, etc.).

Act

Employers, if you have access to on-site medical staff and can meet the storage and other requirements, then become a vaccine provider. If you can't be a provider, find one in your area, or encourage your employees to find one on their own. Provide time off or other incentives to encourage them to get vaccinated.

Get more information from DHEC about how businesses can prepare for the COVID vaccine below.

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Vaccine Eligibility

Frontline Workers

As of March 31, all South Carolinians age 16 and up, including frontline workers with increased occupational risk, are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

DHEC defines frontline workers as those who:

  • Must be in-person at their place of work, and
  • Perform a job that puts them at increased risk of exposure due to their frequent, close (less than 6 feet), and ongoing (more than 15 minutes) contact with others in the work environment

Some examples of people who may be frontline workers based on risk may include: school staff, daycare workers, criminal justice staff, government employees, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, and law enforcement officers.

Share on-site clinic details with your employees, or tell them to use DHEC's Vaccine Locator to find a vaccine provider close by.

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Vaccine Eligibility

Essential Worker Qualifications

As of March 31, all South Carolinians age 16 and up, including all essential workers, are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

These could include, but are not limited to: food service workers, construction workers, delivery drivers, utility workers, and others who do not have frequent, close, and ongoing contact with others.

Share on-site clinic details with your employees, or tell them to use DHEC's Vaccine Locator to find nearby vaccine providers.

Posts for Workers to Share

Encourage essential workers in your network to share the following graphics, and the recommended social post copy, to spread the word about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Right click on any graphic to save and download for your own use. 

Caption Option #1

I got the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, and I encourage everyone else to do the same. As of March 31, eligibility is open to all residents age 16 and up! #VaxSC #NotThrowingAwayMyShot

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Caption Option #2

As of March 31, all residents age 16 and up are eligible to get the COVID vaccine! Explore the Vax Facts available through DHEC to learn more about the potential benefits. https://scdhec.gov/vaxfacts #VaxSC #NotThrowingAwayMyShot

Click to Tweet

CAPTION OPTION #3

Have you gotten your COVID vaccination yet? All residents age 16 and up are now eligible, as of March 31! Find a vaccine provider near you. https://vaxlocator.dhec.sc.gov/ #vaxSC #NotThrowingAwayMyShot

Click to Tweet

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For Workers & Employers

Vaccine Social Media Assets

Want to share the good news that you've been vaccinated, and encourage others to do the same?

Access the banners, badges, filters, and other social media assets we have available, and then apply them to your profiles.

Download Facebook Assets

Access Snapchat Filter

Access Twitter Header Photo

Access YouTube Banner

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For Employers

Send a Vaccine Postcard

Spread the word about the vaccination process via snail mail. Print off DHEC's vaccine-themed postcard to share with your network.

View the Postcard

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For Employers

Print & Display Vaccine Posters

Connect your frontline essential workers with trustworthy information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine-related posters are available in three sizes. Choose from the options below based on your target audience, print out the size that suits you best, then hang it up where folks can see it.

Download General Audience Posters

Download Food Service Workers Posters

Download Frontline Workers (Health) Posters

Download Frontline Workers (Other) Posters

Download Manufacturing Workers Posters

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For Employers

Send an email to your employees

Use our pre-prepared email template to share information about the COVID-19 vaccine with your workers.

General questions about COVID-19?

Call the DHEC Care Line at 1-855-472-3432, open daily 8am to 6pm

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