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State DOH expands COVID-19 vaccinations starting Monday

The South Dakota Department of Health on Wednesday announced the statewide move to Phase 2 of South Dakota’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning on Monday.  With this move, vaccines will be made available to any state resident, 16 years and older, in addition to any persons from Phase 1 who have not yet chosen to be vaccinated. 

State Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon said that this is possible because of the state’s efficient and orderly vaccination distribution efforts and increased allocations.  

South Dakota remains a leader in vaccination efforts, at both the regional and national level. As of Wednesday, 43% of the state population had received at least 1-dose and over 28% of the state’s population had completed their full series. 

More information on getting the COVID-19 vaccine can be found on the state’s website at covid.sd.gov.

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