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COVID-19 Vaccine

Resources in Brookings that may carry COVID-19 vaccine: Access Health/Avera Medical Group Brookings, Sanford Clinic Brookings, Walmart Pharmacy, Lewis Drug and Hy-Vee Pharmacy


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

With the new variants, vaccination is more urgent than ever.

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)

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  
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

Media Statement on Pfizer Vaccine

Visit the CDC site

Additional Information

COVID-19 Vaccines (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)

Visit the FDA Site