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Posted on: March 24, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Community Vaccination Centers Scheduled for April 1 and April 15

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Brookings, SD – The following information was provided to the City of Brookings by the Brookings Health System: The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) has scheduled two upcoming community vaccination centers, also referred to as points of dispensing (PODs), for April 1 and April 15. Both events will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Swiftel Center in Brookings on their respective dates.

Limited first dose vaccines will be available to Brookings County residents who fall under Phase 1D or Phase 1E of the Department of Health’s vaccination plan. Eligible individuals can register for either date and do not need to wait to receive a call from their clinic to register. Registration is required and walk-ins will not be accepted. Recipients must register in advance. Individuals registered for the April 1 community vaccination center must commit to receiving a second dose on April 29; those registered for the April 15 date must commit to receiving a second dose on May 13. 

At the time of appointment, recipients must bring: 

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

Eligible Brookings County residents may call (605) 692-2811 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays or visit brookingshealth.org/POD to register for a vaccine appointment on either date. 

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.

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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