Let's Get Back What We Miss Most
What do you miss most? A COVID-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||Total % County Population Vaccinated||16+ % County Population Vaccinated|
Data as of 4/19/21; based on 2019 Brookings County population estimate of 35,077 people total and 28,284 ages 16+.
*Doses shipped to Brookings Health System only; does not include doses shipped by Federal Government to pharmacies.
If you are a South Dakota resident age 16+, you are eligible to receive the COVID 19 vaccine. Sign-up from one of these vaccine providers.
COVID Vaccine Overview
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.
Currently the Department of Health is on Phase 2, all South Dakotans age 16+. Questions about vaccination can also be directed to the Helpline Center at 211.
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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’s (PPCC) next two community vaccination centers, also referred to as points of dispensing (PODs), are scheduled for April 15 and April 22. Both events will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Swiftel Center in Brookings on their respective dates.
The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) has scheduled two upcoming community vaccination centers, also referred to as points of dispensing (PODs), for April 1 and April 15. Both events will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Swiftel Center in Brookings on their respective dates.
Brookings County has come a long way since December 11 in the fight against COVID-19. That was the day the first COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer, was granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA. One week later on Dec. 18, the Moderna vaccine was also granted a EUA and Brookings Health System was administering Pfizer doses to its frontline healthcare team.