March 01, 2021

Priority Group 1D To Begin Vaccinations In South Dakota

Jan 14, 2021 | ,

(KVHT) – South Dakota state health officials updated their vaccination numbers on Wednesday, and announced they are ready to start phase 1D early next week. That phase allows people 65 and older, high risk patients and high risk residents in long-term care facilities will be next up to get vaccinated. In its latest report, the state health department said almost 40,000 South Dakota residents have received the first round of COVID-19 vaccines. Among those, nearly 8,000 have gone through the two-dose process. According to officials, over 11,000 doses will be made available next week as a part of “Operation Warp Speed.” That program, along with the Federal Department of Health & Human Services is indicating that they plan to release any doses that they’ve been holding at the federal level to states with the goal of getting the vaccinations out to South Dakotans. State health officials say these extra doses will help them get through the rest of phase 1C and start phase 1D as early as January 18th.

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