Brookings County vaccination Center now for those 65 and older

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 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 has opened the COVID-19 community vaccination center to newly eligible county residents in accordance with the DOH.

The community vaccination center 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 clinic 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:  A valid ID and a completed vaccine administration form.

Anyone needing transportation to the community vaccination center may schedule a free ride in advance with Brookings Area Transit Authority by calling (605) 692-2222.

To register, please call (605) 692-2811 or visit the Brookings Health website.

February 22, 2021