SD Opens Up COVID Vaccinations Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota will be making the COVID-19 vaccine available to any state resident 16 years and older, effective April Fifth. That announcement today from the State Department of Health.

“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.

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