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State drops COVID-19 vaccination age again on Monday

The South Dakota Department of Health is lowering the age for COVID-19 vaccinations again starting on Monday.  Starting Monday, February 22nd, the vaccination age of those who qualify to receive their COVID-19 vaccination will drop to those who are 65 and over in age.  

State Department of Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon said they are working with Phase One vaccinators and making significant progress within Group D of the state’s vaccination plan over the past few weeks.  She encourages anyone within this age range and above to get registered to receive their vaccination.

This follows two weeks in which the vaccination age has been dropped by five-year increments in the state.  Malsam-Rysdon said the state’s federal vaccine allocation is increasing to 17-thousand-660 weekly doses, not including those received by the VA and Indian Health Services.

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