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Update on Free COVID-19 Testing and Vaccines on Hilton Head Island

January 10, 2022

The Town of Hilton Head Island has partnered with BrightStar Care to administer free COVID-19 tests from 9 am to 3:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday at Chaplin Community Park, 11 Castnet Drive, beginning January 11, 2022.

"With the current rise in COVID-19 cases, there has been an increased demand for testing," said Tom Dunn, Emergency Manager for the Town of Hilton Head Island. "Hosting the test site at Chaplin Community Park allows us to better accommodate traffic and the volume of people who are seeking a COVID-19 test. As the week progresses, we will evaluate our test locations to determine if a change of venue is necessary for safety and traffic flow."

"We ask the public to bear with us and be patient while we provide this service," Dunn said.

COVID-19 Testing Site Directions Map for Chaplin Community Park

Here's what you need to know about the testing event at Chaplin Community Park:

Free COVID-19 Vaccines

SnapNurse, a DHEC vendor, is providing free COVID-19 vaccines this week at the following Wendy’s restaurant locations from 9 am to 5 pm:

The following pharmacies on Hilton Head Island also offer COVID-19 vaccines: Kroger Pharmacy, Publix Pharmacy, Walmart Pharmacy, Walgreens Pharmacy, Burke’s Main Street Pharmacy, Harris Teeter Pharmacy and CVS Pharmacy. Visit for more information on the vaccines they offer and appointment information.

All South Carolinians age 5 and older can get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is approved for those 5 and older. Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines are approved for 18 and up. For help with COVID-19 vaccine questions and provider information, call 1-866-365-8110.

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Carolyn Grant, Communications Director