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Posted on: February 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE: COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center Now Open to Brookings County Residents Age 65+

A message shared on behalf of the Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC)


Starting today the COVID-19 community vaccination center scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25 is now open to Brookings County residents age 65 and older.

Last week the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) announced they would drop the age bracket for Phase 1D vaccinations to people 65 years of age effective Monday, Feb. 22. The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) has opened the COVID-19 community vaccination center to newly eligible county residents in accordance with the DOH.

The community vaccination center, also referred to as a point of dispensing (POD), will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Swiftel Center. Limited vaccine doses will be available. Registration is required and walk-ins will not be accepted. Eligible individuals do not need to receive a call from their clinical to register. Recipients must register in advance and must commit to receiving a second dose on Mar. 25.

At the time of appointment, recipients must bring:

  • Valid ID (driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID, etc.)
  • Completed vaccine administration form

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.

To register for a vaccine, please call (605) 692-2811 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit

About the Brookings County Pandemic Planning & Coordination Committee

The Brookings County Pandemic Planning & Coordination Committee (PPCC) is a partnership between Brookings Health System, Brookings County Emergency Management, the City of Brookings, the Brookings County Chapter of the Red Cross, South Dakota State University, Sanford Health Brookings Clinic, Avera Medical Group Brookings and the Swiftel Center. The PPCC focuses on community preparedness and response in cases of natural disasters, infectious diseases and terrorism. More information and resources can be found at

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