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COVID-19 Vaccine

The Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Vaccine Clinics

Posted April 13, 2022

The university will not hold any more COVID-19 vaccine clinics this semester. Students seeking a COVID-19 vaccine may receive one through the Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services in the Miller Wellness Center or through one of many locations in the Brookings community.

COVID-19 Boosters

Posted April 13, 2022

Boosters for COVID-19 are still available on campus in the Student Health Clinic or in the community. Certain individuals are eligible for a second booster (fourth shot). Please consult your primary care physician or visit the CDC website for information about a first or second booster.


Moderna Vaccine Available On-Campus for Students

The SDSU Student Health Clinic and Counseling Services, which is located at the Miller Wellness Center, is offering students the two-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

All students may receive the vaccine regardless of insurance status. The clinic will bill your insurance company for the cost of administration. There will be no out of pocket payment due.

Students can schedule an appointment by calling 605-688-4157 or logging into the patient portal through MyState:

Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Should you have any questions regarding this opportunity, or want to schedule by contacting a staff member, please call the clinic at 605-688-4157.

Information about the Moderna vaccine is available on the CDC website.

Please note that there is the possibility of certain minor side effects with vaccines, including tiredness and other flu-like symptoms.

Guidance for those that are fully vaccinated

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume.

The guidance includes recommendations for how and when a fully vaccinated individual can visit with other people who are fully vaccinated and with other people who are not vaccinated. This guidance represents steps toward returning to everyday activities in our communities. The CDC will update these recommendations as more people are vaccinated, rates of COVID-19 in the community change and additional scientific evidence becomes available.

When You've Been Fully Vaccinated

Recommended Activities for Individuals Vaccinated and Unvaccinated

In general, the CDC considers people fully vaccinated:

  • Two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, OR
  • Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.
Quarantine & Isolation: CDC guidance states that if you are fully vaccinated and you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms.

How safe and effective is the COVID-19 vaccine?

According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.

COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in tens of thousands of participants in clinical trials. The vaccines met FDA’s rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality needed to support emergency use authorization (EUA).

Safety of Vaccines (CDC)

CDC Q&A on Vaccine Safety

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety (Video)

COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy (Video)

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The CDC makes recommendations for who should get the vaccine first, then each state makes its own plan.

The South Dakota Department of Health put together a comprehensive plan to offer vaccines to all South Dakotans who want it. It is offered in phases to cover priority groups, such as healthcare workers and those most at risk from COVID-19, first. Once one phase or sub-phase is completed, vaccinations will be offered to the next eligible group.

Underlying Medical Conditions (SD DOH)

Find out which phase of the South Dakota vaccination plan you fall in.

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The SD DOH established a map with vaccine providers for each county. Please refer to the chart to identify your vaccine provider.

SD Vaccine Provider Map

Brookings Area Providers:
Brookings Health System
Sanford Health
Brothers Pharmacy
Hy-Vee Pharmacy
Lewis Drug
Walmart Pharmacy

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in Brookings

Vaccine Finder (United States)

Information from the CDC

View important COVID-19 vaccine-related information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pandemic Vaccine Program Distribution, Tracking, and Monitoring (CDC)

Media Statement on Pfizer Vaccine

CDC COVID-19 Vaccinations Tracker

Information on the Delta variant

Should I be concerned about the Delta variant?

New data show Delta is different than past versions of the virus: it is much more contagious.

  • Vaccinated people can get breakthrough infections of Delta variant and may be contagious.
  • Vaccinated individuals represent a very small amount of total transmission.
Are vaccines effective?

Yes! Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalization, and death; it also helps reduce the spread of the virus in communities.

With the Delta variant, vaccination is more urgent than ever.

Do I need to wear a mask?

In areas of substantial or high transmission, everyone should wear a mask in public indoor settings to help prevent the spread of Delta variant and protect others.

Visit the CDC site