“We welcome these retailers and their teams to the fight against COVID-19 in South Dakota,” said Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health. “Our state’s impressive progress of ‘shots in arms’ will only be further strengthened by their participation. Together with our health care systems, and now these retailers, we continue innovating our distribution efforts to make COVID-19 vaccination easier and faster for all South Dakotans.”
Participating retail pharmacies in the state will receive an initial allotment of 2,600 doses a week total from Group 1 Federal government, which is not subtracted from the state’s already established weekly allotment of approximately 13,500 doses. As vaccine supply increases in the future, participating locations and their designated allotment is also expected to increase accordingly.
The Department of Health also announced that beginning Monday, February 15th, the age for vaccinating those in Group 1D will be lowered to those who are 70 and older. This was previously 75 and over and will continue to be decreased in five-year increments in the coming weeks as vaccine supply allows. Individuals previously eligible but not vaccinated are encouraged to contact their vaccinating provider HERE to schedule their vaccination.
For additional information and the latest resources, visit COVID.SD.GOV.
From South Dakota Department of Health