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Posted on: March 3, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Second COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center Set for Mar. 11

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Brookings, S.D. – The following information was provided to the City of Brookings by the Brookings Health System:

The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) will hold its second COVID-19 community vaccination center, also referred to as a point of dispensing (POD), on Mar. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Swiftel Center in Brookings. 

The community vaccination center will serve Brookings County residents age 65 and older. Limited first dose vaccines will be available. Registration is required and walk-ins will not be accepted. Eligible individuals do not need to wait to receive a call from their clinic to register. Recipients must register in advance and must commit to receiving a second dose on April 8. 

At the time of appointment, recipients must bring: 

  • Valid ID (driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID, etc.)
  • Completed vaccine administration form

Individuals needing transportation to the community vaccination center may schedule a free ride in advance with Brookings Area Transit Authority (BATA) by calling (605) 692-2222. 

To register for a vaccine appointment, please call (605) 692-2811 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit brookingshealth.org/POD.

About the Brookings County Pandemic Planning & Coordination Committee
The Brookings County Pandemic Planning & Coordination Committee (PPCC) is a partnership between Brookings Health System, Brookings County Emergency Management, the City of Brookings, the Brookings County Chapter of the Red Cross, South Dakota State University, Sanford Health Brookings Clinic, Avera Medical Group Brookings and the Swiftel Center. The PPCC focuses on community preparedness and response in cases of natural disasters, infectious diseases and terrorism. More information and resources can be found at bereadybrookings.com. 

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