While vaccination for most of us is months away, the state of South Dakota is forming a plan to get the vaccine out to those who need it most, first.
The first vaccine we expect to get in South Dakota is the Pfizer vaccine which is the first one to have applied for approval from the FDA.
“And then the other critical populations will be people with underlying health conditions and people of older ages where we know Covid can be more impactful,” said South Dakota Secretary of Health, Kim Malsom-Rysdon.
The length of time it will take to vaccinate people will depend on how much vaccine is allocated to South Dakota.
“We were told last week we could expect 24,000 doses in that first initial shipment, that number did change for South Dakota as it did for all other states and it’s been reduced, the latest number we’re hearing is about 15,000, but again that has been changing and so as we get more information we’ll be sure to share that, said Malsom-Rysdon.
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