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COVID-19 Vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of COVID-19 vaccines is encouraging news as continue to work at turning the corner on the COVID-19 pandemic. It is expected the pandemic will continue for several more months and South Dakota State University is committed to remaining vigilant in following the guidance and policies of wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, monitoring for symptoms and staying home when sick.

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South Dakota Department of Health Vaccine Video

Vaccines are Safe! Learn More.

CDC Q&A on Vaccine Safety

What is herd immunity and how do vaccines help

Science and Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines Webinar

South Dakota State University experts held an online webinar titled “Science and Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines.” The topics of the webinar included why vaccines are important to ending the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine technology and development, and safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.

Laura Dirks (moderator), public health specialist
Dr. Alan Young, professor, Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
Dr. Natalie Thiex, assistant professor, Department of Biology and Microbiology
Dr. Aaron Hunt, assistant professor, MPH program coordinator, Department of Allied and Population Health


How will I know when a vaccine will be available?

The South Dakota Department of Health is asking counties to determine the vaccine rollout and communications about that rollout to people living in the area. Therefore, SDSU employee in Sioux Falls may receive different information than those employees in Brookings, Pierre, Rapid City and other areas in the state.

The South Dakota Department of Health has established a map with vaccine providers for each county. Please refer to the chart to identify your vaccine provider.

Vaccine Volunteer Form - Sign up to help with COVID-19 vaccination in your area.

Most Recent Information

Brookings County (updated Feb. 4, 2021)

Vaccine Provider Information

Brookings Health


Sanford Health

Monument Health

Mobridge Regional Hospital

Huron Regional Medical Center

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System

Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A (from CDC and SD DOH).

COVID-19 vaccine efficacy 

COVID-19 vaccine safety

When can I expect the vaccine to be available?

CDC COVID-19 Vaccinations Tracker

Information from the SD Department of Health

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 vaccine priority groups

COVID-19 Vaccine Providers

Vaccine Distribution Dashboard

Information from the CDC

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Media Statement on Pfizer Vaccine

Information from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration

COVID-19 Vaccines

Operation Warp Speed

Learn more about Operation Warp Speed

Inside the Operation Warp Speed effort to get Americans a COVID-19 vaccine (CBS)