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Department of Health Makes an Additional One Million Free COVID-19 Tests Available to State Residents
Today, the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH) announced it has procured one million Flowflex® COVID-19 Antigen home tests.


First COVID-19 Omicron Variant Case Detected in South Dakota
First COVID-19 Omicron Variant Case Detected in South Dakota


South Dakota Reports First Flu Death of Season
Today, the South Dakota Department of Health reported the first influenza death of the 2021-2022 season.


National Influenza Vaccination Week Observed December 5-11, 2021
The South Dakota Department of Health is recognizing National Influenza Vaccination Week by inviting all South Dakotans (6 months or older) to get their annual flu vaccine before the week’s end.


Department of Health on Constitutional Amendment A Ruling Marijuana Legalization Initiative
Following the South Dakota Supreme Court ruling on Amendment A, the South Dakota Department of Health released the following statement:


Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Booster Doses Now Approved for All U.S. Adults
Last Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded eligibility of Pfizer and Moderna booster shots to cover all U.S. adults (18 plus). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also recommended this new guidance. The South Dakota Department of Health released the following statement:


South Dakota Medical Cannabis Program Issues First Patients Cards
Today, in accordance with SDCL 34-20G and the unwavering commitment of Governor Noem and the South Dakota Department of Health to deliver a safe and responsible medical cannabis program, the first medical cannabis patient cards were printed and issued.


COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5-11 - Parental Authorization is Required
PIERRE, S.D. – Today, following approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech® COVID-19 Vaccine for children ages 5-11 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the final recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the South Dakota Department of Health released the following statement:


National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, October 23, 2021
The South Dakota Department of Health would like to remind all South Dakotans to dispose of any unused prescription drugs safely by taking part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, this coming Saturday, October 23, 2021.