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South Carolina Beach Monitoring Season is May 1st through October 1st.
We routinely collect water samples at more than 120 locations along South Carolina's beaches. If high numbers of bacteria are found, we issue an advisory for that portion of the beach. An advisory means that DHEC advises you NOT to swim in those areas. This is especially true for young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
Mosquitoes in South Carolina
Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites
DHEC works in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor mosquito populations for diseases that can be spread to humans. The agency also provides information to help individuals and communities take action to reduce mosquito populations in their area and prevent bites.
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Get Your Flu Vaccine Now. Protect Yourself. Your Family. And Your Community.
Flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu.
It’s flu season again. It’s recommended that you get your flu vaccine now, before the flu virus begins spreading in our community. Last year’s flu season was one of the worst we’ve seen in recent years.
Don't Waste Food SC
Wasting food wastes resources. Don't Waste Food SC!
Don't Waste Food SC is a collaborative campaign that brings together ambassadors from across the public and private sectors dedicated to sharing knowledge, coordinating resources and working together to help reduce food waste. Find out how to become an ambassador today!