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