Covid 19

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We are working diligently to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Even though our care delivery may look different, our dedication and commitment to our patients remain the same. With each visit, patients will be required to wear masks and staff will complete screening questionnaire.  Our offices are safe, clean, and sanitary. We have implemented all protective protocols provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and SC Department of Health and Environment Control (SCDHEC).

Know the Symptoms of COVID-19

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

To check your symptoms, please see the CDC link below!

CDC Symptom Checker

 COVID-19 Vaccinations

Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services(BJHCHS) believes that vaccinating against COVID-19 is the most important action you can take to protect your family and community. BJHCHS is administering the Moderna and Jansen (Johnson and Johnson) to individuals 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine to individuals 12 and older.

Locations Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations

Choose a BJHCHS site near you! We offer Vaccines Monday-Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Call today to schedule an appointment at (843) 987-7555!

See site specific availability below:

  • Chelsea Medical Center: Walk-In Appointments Available
  • Port Royal Same Day: Walk-In Appointments Available
  • Hardeeville Medical Center: Scheduled Appointments Required
  • St. Helena Medical Center: Scheduled Appointments Required
  • Ridgeland Medical Center: Scheduled Appointments Required
  • Sheldon Medical Center: Scheduled Appointments Required
  • Estill Medical Center: Scheduled Appointments Required
  • Hampton Medical Center: Scheduled Appointments Required

Click the link below to watch a video from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the COVID-19 Vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations

Common COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you from getting COVID-19. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects.


On the arm where you got the shot:
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
Throughout the rest of your body:
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea


Helpful Tips to Relieve Side Effects

Talk to your doctor about taking over-the-counter medicine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen for any pain and discomfort you may experience after getting vaccinated. You can take these medications to relieve post-vaccination side effects if you have no other medical reasons that prevent you from taking these medications normally.

It is not recommended that you take these medicines before vaccination for trying to prevent side effects.

To reduce pain and discomfort where you got the shot
  • Apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth over the area.
  • Use or exercise your arm.
 To reduce discomfort from fever, drink plenty of fluids and consult your physician.

COVID-19 Testing

If you are sick with symptoms and you believe you have COVID-19 or were exposed to it please call us to schedule a Test. Do not come in to the office. Our team will work with you to ensure you receive the screening and care needed before scheduling a COVID-19 Test.  Contact us at (843)987-7555.

Additional Information

For accurate information on COVID-19, watch the following videos from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):