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Walk-in vaccination clinic set for Thursday in Brookings

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The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee will hold a free, walk-in COVID-19 community vaccination center on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Swiftel Center in Brookings.

Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available to people age 18 and older. Walk-in recipients must bring a valid ID.

The FDA and CDC ended the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause on April 23. The pause was initiated due to rare reports of blood clots. Both agencies stated they have confidence the vaccine is safe and effective in preventing COVID-19 and that the known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks.

Medical providers at the community vaccination center will ask recipients about their health history prior to administering the vaccine to ensure it’s a safe option for them. In addition, local clinicians know what warning signs to look for in patients in the rare chance of an adverse event. Those signs include shortness of breath, leg pain, headache, abdominal pain and fever.

 

April 28, 2021