April 5, 2021
SDSU Community –
Below is information from the Brookings Health System pertaining to Phase 2 of the South Dakota Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.
On March 31, the South Dakota Department of Health announced it would open up Phase 2 of its vaccination plan starting on Monday, April 5. Phase 2 makes all South Dakotans ages 16 and older eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Brookings Health System and its partners will continue offering first-dose vaccine opportunities throughout the month of April.
The Brookings County Pandemic Planning & Coordination Committee will hold its two first-dose community vaccination centers, also referred to as points of dispensing (PODs), on April 15 and April 22 at the Swiftel Center. Fifteen-hundred vaccines will be available to South Dakota residents ages 18 and older at each event. South Dakota residents may sign up by calling 605-692-2811 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays or by visiting brookingshealth.org/POD.
Vaccines for 16 & 17 Year Old: Logistics are being worked on to provide Pfizer vaccines locally for 16 and 17 year olds, the only vaccine approved for this group at this time.
Retail pharmacies: Pharmacies continue to receive limited supplies of vaccine from the federal government. Locally individuals may sign-up for a vaccine time online for Walmart, HyVee, Brothers Pharmacy and Lewis Drug as vaccine supply allows.
More information about vaccines for Brookings County, including the number of doses arriving weekly, can be found at brookingshealth.org/vaccine.