Let's Get Back What We Miss Most
What do you miss most? A COVD-19 vaccine can help us get back to what we love. Roll up your sleeve when your turn comes.
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|Weekly Dose Allocation||Total Doses Administered||Total Persons Administered a Vaccine||% County Population Vaccinated|
Data as of 3/1/21; based on 2019 Brookings County population estimate of 35,077 people.
*Doses shipped to Brookings Health System only; does not include doses shipped by Federal Government to pharmacies.
The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee needs both medical and non-medical volunteers to help with COVID-19 Community Vaccination Centers.
COVID-19 vaccinations are an important tool to help stop the pandemic. They provide a safer way to immunity by avoiding severe risks and complications created by the COVID-19 virus.
Combining the vaccine with other safety measures, including mask wearing, social distancing and frequent hand washing, provides the best opportunity for stopping the pandemic.
PLEASE REMEMBER: the COVID-19 pandemic and COVID Vaccination Plan are evolving situations. Brookings Health System is staying up-to-date on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and South Dakota Department of Health guidelines and implementing changes immediately as needed.
The South Dakota Department of Health has 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.
When can I be Vaccinated?
Currently, the South Dakota Department of Health anticipates the vaccine will be available for the general public (Phase 2) in May 2021. Click on the phases below to learn who is eligible during each phase or sub-phase.
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Watch & Learn
Learn about Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) and how vaccines work in these videos from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
Vaccine News from Brookings Health
The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) will hold its second COVID-19 community vaccination center, also referred to as a point of dispensing (POD), on Mar. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Swiftel Center in Brookings.
Starting today the COVID-19 community vaccination center scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25 is now open to Brookings County residents age 65 and older.