The South Dakota Department of Health’s statewide move to Phase 2 of South Dakotas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan began Monday.

Vaccines will be available to any state resident, 16 years and older, in addition to any people from Phase 1 who have not yet chosen to be vaccinated.

“Given our efficient and orderly vaccination distribution efforts and increased allocation, we are delighted to open up Phase 2 starting Monday,” said Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health. “I encourage all South Dakotans to schedule their vaccination.”

As of March 31, 43% of the state population had received at least one dose and over 28% of the state’s population had received the second shot. All residents can connect directly with a health partner serving their area by visiting https://doh.sd.gov/COVID/Vaccine/ProviderMap/default.aspx.

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