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COVID-19 Vaccine Now Offered to Residents Age 65 and Over

For Immediate Release: February 22, 2021

Contact: SD COVID-19 Joint Information Center



COVID-19 Vaccine Now Offered to Residents Age 65 and Over


PIERRE, S.D. – Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon released the following statement to remind state residents that starting today, the COVID-19 vaccination age statewide has been dropped to those 65 and over in age: 


Starting today, the vaccination age will drop to 65 and over as we continue delivering on the promise of an orderly and efficient vaccine distribution effort statewide,” said Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health. “The progress being made by our phase I vaccinators is making a difference in people’s lives and in the fight against COVID-19 in South Dakota.”

For more detailed information on that state’s vaccination plan, click here. Over the past few weeks, South Dakota has been making considerable progress on its vaccination priority groups in part due to an increase in vaccine allocation from the federal government and continued coordinated efforts. To get the most up-to-date COVID-19 data, updated daily, please visit the Department of Health dashboard.


For additional information and the latest COVID-19 resources, visit COVID.SD.GOV.