State launches next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

Woman receiving an injection in her arm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials say the state is launching the next phase of the coronavirus vaccinations.

Phase 1D includes people 65 years and older, beginning with those who are 80 and older. 1D also includes high-risk patients, including those on dialysis and post-transplant recipients.

Avera Medical Group vice president Dr. David Basel says there are 250,000 individuals in 1D, and the state is getting about 11,000 doses a week. Basel says it’s going to take some patience.

Just over 57,000 vaccinations have been administered thus far in South Dakota.

 

January 19, 2021