Brookings, S.D. – The following information was provided to the City of Brookings by the Brookings Health System:
Starting Monday, Feb. 22, the South Dakota Department of Health is lowering the age bracket for people in Phase 1d eligible to receive the vaccine. This updates the 1d eligible individuals to include:
- Individuals 65+ years of age
- High-risk individuals
- People who live in a congregate setting
In accordance with the DOH, on Monday, Feb. 22 the Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) will open remaining registration spots for the community vaccination center, also referred to as a point of dispensing (POD), to any newly eligible Brookings County residents.
The community vaccination center will run on Thursday, Feb. 25 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. 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 card, etc.)
- Completed vaccine administration form.
Qualified individuals interested in receiving a vaccine may call (605) 692-2811 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit brookingshealth.org/vaccine.
Brookings County residents who do not get registered for the community vaccination center or who currently do not qualify to receive the vaccine may join the vaccine waiting list at brookingshealth.org/vaccine.
Retail pharmacies: The Federal Government has started shipping limited allocations of COVID vaccines to retail pharmacies, including the Brookings Walmart pharmacy. As of Friday, Feb. 12, individuals eligible to receive the vaccine according the Department of Health’s guidelines may sign-up for a vaccine time at Walmart.com/COVID.
More information about vaccines for Brookings County, including the number of doses arriving weekly, can be found at brookingshealth.org/vaccine.