The following message is being shared on behalf of the Brookings County Pandemic Planning & Coordination Committee.
Free, Walk-In Vaccination Center Set for June 9
June 7, 2021 –The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) will hold a free, walk-in COVID-19 community vaccination center, also referred to as a point of dispensing (POD), on Wednesday, June 9. The event will run from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swiftel Center in Brookings.
Single-dose Janssen (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 (driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID, etc.). 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.
The Brookings County PPCC encourages local individuals who want a COVID-19 vaccination after June 9 to reach out to the local clinics and pharmacies who have vaccination doses widely available. Those include:
- Avera Medical Group Brookings
- Sanford Health Brookings Clinic
- Hy-Vee Pharmacy Brookings
- Lewis Brookings
- Brothers Pharmacy
- Walmart Pharmacy Brookings
Information on vaccine types, ages served and times at local clinics and pharmacies can be found online at brookingshealth.org/Vaccine.
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.
PHOTO: Glenn Nordmeyer receives his COVID-19 vaccine at the May 13 community vaccination center. The Brookings County PPCC will hold another walk-in vaccination center on June 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swiftel Center for people age 18 and older. Individuals wanting a COVID vaccine after June 9 are encouraged to contact one of the local clinics or pharmacies.