Mass COVID-19 vaccination site reopens at Galleria Mall in Rock Hill

ROCK HILL, S.C. — A mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Rock Hill opens back up Tuesday one day after South Carolina cleared the way for people 65 and older to make appointments to get their vaccine.

This means thousands more people are now trying to snag a spot in an already crowded line.

The Rock Hill Deputy Manager Jimmy Bagley said they were expecting 2000 doses a week from the state but only received 1500 this week.

“It’s really hard to post things because we don’t want to cancel 500 people, so we’re really doing it because we know we’ve got it, said

There are appointments available at the Rock Hill Galleria Mall, where the clinic is being held, but only for people who are 70 and up. The new group able to make appoints, those who are 65 and older, may have tough time getting a spot.

People in the first group need their second shot, which leaves fewer doses and fewer appointments. Many people made appointments last week when there were about 1,000 extra doses.

Now, the city is asking people to cancel because a lot of people signed up who weren’t in Phase 1. They want to free up those vaccines for people who are a higher priority.

They will take more appointments when their supply increases.

The mass vaccination clinic at the galleria opens at 8:30 a.m. They have gone from vaccinating 500 people a day to 800.