COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center
The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) will hold FREE, walk-in COVID-19 community vaccination centers, also referred to as points of dispensing (POD), on Thursday, May 13 and Thursday, May 20. Both events will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Swiftel Center, 824 32nd Avenue in Brookings.
Single-dose Janssen vaccines will be available to people age 18 and older.
WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED
At the time of appointment, recipients must bring a valid ID (driver's license, passport, state-issued ID card, etc.)
Individuals needing transportation to the community vaccination center may schedule a free ride in advance with Brookings Area Transit Authority (BATA) by calling (605) 692-2222.
Individuals who have questions about their appointment at the Community Vaccination Center may email email@example.com.
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) Adverse Event
The FDA and CDC paused Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine administration due to concerns about the incidence of thrombosis (blood clot) involving the cerebral venous sinuses, large blood vessels in the brain. As of April 21, 2021, 7.98 million vaccine doses were administered with 15 confirmed cases of the rare blood clots, primarily in females.
On April 23, 2021, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended the pause be lifted and vaccine administration resume. Both the FDA and CDC stated they have confidence the vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19 and that the known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks for individuals 18 years of age and older. Read more information about the safety review.
With the known vaccine risk, medical providers will ask potential Janssen vaccine recipients about their health history prior to receiving the vaccine to ensure it is a safe option for the recipient.
Warning signs to look for in the rare chance of an adverse event include:
- Shortness of breath
- Leg pain
- Abdominal pain
If a Janssen vaccine recipient experiences any of these warning signs, they should seek medical attention immediately.