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Walk-in vaccination clinics scheduled for Brookings

McKenzie Nielsen, RN, prepares Tony Brallier’s arm

The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee will hold free, walk-in COVID-19 community vaccination centers on Thursday, May 13 and Thursday, May 20. Both events will run 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. At the time of appointment, 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. Medical providers at the vaccination center will ask potential recipients about their health history prior to receiving the vaccine to ensure it is a safe option for them. In the rare chance of an adverse event, patients should seek medical care immediately if they experience shortness of break, leg pain, headache abdominal pain or fever.

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.

 

May 7, 2021