Family Connection of SC to Offer Workshops Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine and Youth

(Columbia, SC, October 6, 2021)—Family Connection of South Carolina—a non-profit organization providing resources and services to families who have a child with a disability or chronic health condition—is offering virtual workshops addressing the COVID-19 vaccine and how it affects children and youth. The sessions are open to all families and members of the public who are interested in information on details of the COVID-19 vaccine related to children and youth.

WORKSHOP TITLE: Vaccine Update and Q&A

SPEAKER: Dr. Jane Kelly, the Assistant State Epidemiologist with the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will lead the sessions.

DATE: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

TIME: 12: 30 – 1:30 p.m. REGISTRATION or

TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. REGISTRATION

Dr. Kelly will provide updates and answer question regarding:

  • Background statistics: where is SC in this pandemic? Rates of new cases, deaths, % vaccinated
  • Variants
  • Three vaccines available: what to know about them
  • What about side effects e.g., myocarditis, allergic reactions?
  • When to get vaccine if had COVID or in quarantine
  • Third doses (for immunocompromised) and boosters for Pfizer, Moderna, J&J
  • Can you mix and match vaccines?

Please complete registration at least 24 hours prior to session date to receive a ZOOM link to the presentation. For more information, please contact Family Connection at 1-800-578-8750 or

About Family Connection of South Carolina

Since 1990, Family Connection of South Carolina has been changing lives by making connections, raising awareness, and promoting inclusion for those with disabilities and healthcare needs. Family Connection offers programs and services to ensure that parents, professionals, and caregivers have access to available resources to help children reach their full potential. Key area of focus include: Peer-to-Peer Support, Healthcare, Education, Training, and Advocacy. For more information or to make a referral or donation, visit or call 800-578-8750. Find Family Connection of South Carolina on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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