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Next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations begins next week


RAPID CITY, S.D.  – The South Dakota Department of Health announced on Wednesday that it will begin COVID-19 vaccinations for the state’s final priority group on Monday, March 22.

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That group comprises about 227,000 people in the state, according to Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon. This group contains fire service personnel and employees


in water and wastewater, energy, finance, food service, food and agriculture, legal, manufacturing, shelter and housing, transportation and logistics, information technology and communications fields.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, 35% of the state’s population have received a COVID-19 vaccination. Out of the 201,813 South Dakotans who have received a shot, 113,350 have received both shots of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines needed. South Dakotans who have received the Johnson & Johnson shot number 3,712.

Find a full list of those eligible on doh.sd.gov.

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