Brookings County Dashboard
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Data as of 1/19/21; based on 2019 Brookings County population estimate of 35,077 people.
COVID Vaccine Overview
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.
Local Vaccine Information
Listen to the Jan. 13 press briefing from Brookings Health System President & CEO Jason Merkley on the South Dakota Department of Health's announcement that Phase 1d distribution will begin on Jan. 18.
Frequently Asked Questions
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
Today Brookings Health System began administering initial vaccination doses to nursing home residents at The Neighborhoods at Brookview, following Phase 1b of the South Dakota Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.
Following Phase 1a of the South Dakota Department of Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, today Brookings Health System began administering vaccination doses to local frontline healthcare workers.