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.
Employ frontline & essential workers?
Use this toolkit to share vaccine info.
As of May 13, all South Carolinians age 12 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.
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.
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).
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.).
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.
As of May 13, all South Carolinians age 12 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.
Essential Worker Qualifications
As of May 13, all South Carolinians age 12 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 May 13, eligibility is open to all residents age 12 and up! #VaxSC #NotThrowingAwayMyShot
Caption Option #2
As of MAy 13, all residents age 12 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
CAPTION OPTION #3
Have you gotten your COVID vaccination yet? All residents age 12 and up are now eligible, as of May 13! Find a vaccine provider near you. https://vaxlocator.dhec.sc.gov/ #vaxSC #NotThrowingAwayMyShot
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.
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.
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.
Send an email to your employees
Use our pre-prepared email template to share information about the COVID-19 vaccine with your workers.