Banner with blue, green, and yellow shapes in the background. An image of 4 older individuals is on the right. They are wearing facemasks and looking at one another with their arms around each other. The man in the bottom left is using a manual wheelchair. All 4 individuals have white hair. On the left is the Able SC logo. Text reads, 'Learn about the Bridge Access Program, Positive cases are on the rise. Schedule your vaccine today!'

Bridge Access Program Increases Access to Vaccines

COVID-19 infections continue to rise in South Carolina. Currently South Carolina's daily hospital admissions average is 59 people per day. People with disabilities are considered a high-risk group for severe sickness and death caused by COVID-19. Receiving a vaccination against COVID-19 is one of the best ways to protect yourself and those around you from the virus. COVID-19 vaccines work well to prevent severe sickness, keep you out of the hospital, and avoid death. Getting your COVID-19 vaccine can also help keep you safe from Long COVID. Even if you’ve previously had a COVID-19 infection or shot, receiving the 2023-2024 updated vaccine for ongoing protection against the illness is important.

Do not let fear of a cost prevent you from receiving your COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccinations will remain available free of charge to people who have insurance. The Bridge Access Program launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control will keep vaccines free for adults 18+ who are under-insured or without insurance through December 2024. Children whose parents or guardians cannot afford the cost of vaccines can be covered under the Vaccines for Children Program.

Photo of Dori, a White female using a power wheelchair. Dori has short brown hair and smiles at the camera, holding a sign that says 'Protect Your Community, Secure Your Shot'.

To find out where you can get your updated COVID and flu vaccines, go to and enter your zip code to bring up a list of locations near you. This website also allows you to filter sites by their ability to vaccinate children and/or whether they participate in the Bridge Access Program.

Able SC has numerous Barrier-free vaccine clinics planned for the fall and winter. Please watch your emails and follow our social media channels for announcements of dates and times. Vaccinations received at Able SC Barrier-free vaccine clinics remain free of charge.

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine?

Check out the South Carolina Disability Vaccine Access Network's Frequently asked questions or call our hotline at 1-800-787-6046.

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720 Gracern Road Suite 106
Columbia, South Carolina 29210

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  1.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2023, September 12). “Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations Are Now Available.”
  2. Disability Vaccine Access Network
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