PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — As South Dakota attempts to continue the fast pace of its COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, health officials describe a multi-step process that can create a scramble for drivers to deliver vaccine shipments in winter weather.
Health officials have not received reports of vaccines going to waste, as has happened elsewhere.
Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon credited the work of people who have jumped in to help. She says the cold storage requirements make delivery of the vaccines a “tricky process.” The state has administered vaccines to over 58,000 people.
The number of new cases has declined by 30% over the last two weeks.