The Latest COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Student Vaccine Clinic Update (posted January 7, 2022) - A student vaccine clinic will be held Jan. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Volstorff Ballroom of the University Student Union. Another clinic will be held Feb. 16 in the Volstorff Ballroom. The time for the second clinic will be announced later. A reminder email and necessary forms will be emailed before each clinic.
Vaccine Second Dose Information (posted Dec. 13, 2021) – Students who received a first dose Moderna vaccine at the Dec. 2 clinic will be eligible for a second dose on Dec. 30. We encourage those needing a second dose to receive one from any healthcare provider in Brookings or a provider in your home community that distributes the Moderna vaccine.
- Moderna and JJ 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 and the one-dose Johnson & Johnson 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.
Please note that there is the possibility of certain minor side effects with both 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.
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.
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).
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.
Information from the CDC
View important COVID-19 vaccine-related information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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.
Information from the SD Dept. of Health
View important COVID-19 vaccine-related information from the South Dakota Department of Health.
COVID-19 Vaccines (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)
Brookings County Update (updated Feb. 4, 2021)
Vaccine Volunteer Form - Sign up to help with COVID-19 vaccination in your area.