Posted March 31, 2021
Good afternoon SDSU Community –
Below is some exciting information that the South Dakota Department of Health sent earlier today pertaining to COVID-19 vaccines.
Please continue to reference the COVID-19 vaccine page on the JacksRBack website for more information.
South Dakota Department of Health Announces the Start of Phase 2 of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
PIERRE, S.D. – Today, the South Dakota Department of Health announced the statewide move to Phase 2 of South Dakotas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning Monday, April 5th, 2021. With this move, vaccines will be made available to any state resident, over the age of 16, in addition to any persons from Phase 1 who have not yet chosen to be vaccinated.
“Given our efficient and orderly vaccination distribution efforts and increased allocation, we are delighted to open up Phase 2 starting Monday,” said Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health. “Without a doubt, this is testament to the hard work and dedication of our frontline workers, our healthcare and pharmacy partners and the staff at the Department of Health. I encourage all South Dakotans to schedule their vaccination today.”
South Dakota remains a leader in vaccination efforts, at both the regional and national level. As of today, 43% of the state population had received at least 1-dose and over 28% of the state’s population has completed their full series. All residents can connect directly with a health partner serving their area by clicking here.
To get the most up to date COVID-19 data, updated daily, please visit the Department of Health dashboard.