COVID-19 Vaccine Q & A

South Dakota Counties labeled with which health system will give COVID-19 vaccines.
South Dakota residents are assigned to a health system to receive their vaccination based on their county of residence. Click this map and then select your county for the current contact information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated COVID-19 vaccination timeline for Nebraska
Click the image to view the most up-to-date distribution information for Nebraska. Then click on the “phases” tab at the bottom.
COVID-19 vaccine availability timeline
Click the image to view the most up-to-date distribution group status for South Dakota. The status may vary by county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is important to understand that even with receiving the vaccine we need to continue to use all the tools we have available. Continue to wear a mask in public places, practice social distancing and maintain good hand hygiene.

Page updated 1/20/21

(New)  **South Dakota Residents** Over the next two to three weeks, vaccine distribution will be finishing up phase 1C (in our coverage area), which includes public health workers, dentists, and law enforcement. Then phase 1D in South Dakota will begin, starting with people who are age 80 and over, transplant patients, and patients receiving cancer and dialysis treatment. This is an ever-changing process and may vary by county. Please continue to watch for updated information

It is important that you contact the health system responsible for vaccination in the county in which you reside.

Avera Health Counties: Yankton, Aurora, Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Douglas, Gregory, Hutchinson, Union (If you reside in a county not listed, click the SD map above for information for your specific county.)

Click here to register on Avera’s COVID-19 vaccine notification list.

Sanford Health Counties:  Clay, Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Clark, Day, Duel, Hamlin, Lincoln, Lyman, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Roberts, Tripp or Turner.

Click here to register on Sanford’s COVID-19 vaccine notification list.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Status – South Dakota

Estado de distribución de la vacuna COVID-19 – Dakota del Sur

COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Status – Nebraska

COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Status- Iowa

The allocation of vaccines is sent from the SD Department of Health and delivered to and administered through five health systems in SD. As they go through the tiers, this may change, but until then we are working with the systems to keep patients informed.

It is important that you contact the health system responsible for vaccination in the county in which you reside.

Avera Health Counties: Yankton, Aurora, Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Douglas, Gregory, Hutchinson, Union (If you reside in a county not listed, click the map below for information for your specific county.)

Click here to register on Avera’s COVID-19 vaccine notification list.

Sanford Health Counties:  Clay, Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Clark, Day, Duel, Hamlin, Lincoln, Lyman, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Roberts, Tripp or Turner.

Click here to register on Sanford’s COVID-19 vaccine notification list.

If you reside in a county not listed above, click the map below for information for your specific county. Information is also available from the South Dakota COVID-19 information line at 800-997-2880.

South Dakota Counties labeled with which health system will give COVID-19 vaccines.

It is important that you contact the health department in the county in which you reside for vaccination information. If you reside in a county not listed below, Nebraska’s COVID-19 hotline can help you navigate the process, call toll-free (833) 998-2275.

COVID-19 Vaccine Notification List Registration:

Antelope, Brown, Boyd Cherry, Holt, Keya Paha, Knox Pierce & Rock Counties – North Central District: Click here to register or you can call Osmond General Hospital at 402-748-3373, Monday through Friday between 9 am and 1 pm, and from 2 pm to 7 pm.

Burt, Cuming, Madison & Stanton Counties – Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health: Click here to register or call 402-529-2233

Cedar, Dixon, Thurston & Wayne Counties – Northeast NE Public Health Dept: Click here to register.

The CDC and the South Dakota and Nebraska Departments of Health are currently managing the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

At this time, we do not have a supply of the COVID-19 vaccine to distribute to patients. Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. does not know when we will receive the vaccine. We do not have a waiting list and are not taking appointments for injections at this time.

Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. does encourage eligible recipients to receive the vaccine once it becomes available. Please continue to watch our social media pages, website and other media outlets for updates on when and where you can receive the vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Phase1 – South Dakota

COVID-19-Vaccine-Phase-1A-Allocation – Nebraska

Yankton Medical Clinic P.C. is recommending all eligible patients receive the vaccine as it becomes readily available. While masking and social distancing are important getting many individuals vaccinated is the only way to get this virus under control. The more people who receive the vaccine, the more lives will be saved, and the closer we are to ending this pandemic.

The vaccine will only be administered to individuals for whom the vaccine has been shown to be safe and effective. Currently, those individuals are ages 16 and older. The vaccine has not been trialed in children yet so at this time children will not be vaccinated.

Check out this infographic of the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.

All vaccine allocation is based on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the South Dakota Department of Health guidance. Due to a limited supply of the vaccine, not everyone will be able to get vaccinated right away.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended all health care workers and long-term care residents receive the initial doses of vaccine. In the weeks to months following, more COVID-19 vaccine will become available with the goal for everyone to have easy access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

While some may have concerns about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, it is important to understand that routine processes and procedures have been followed and remain in place to ensure the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines went through large trials and have undergone review through two independent advisory committees – the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the ACIP – to ensure the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

The biggest part of the COVID-19 vaccine process that was “rushed” was the ramping up of vaccine production by the pharmaceutical companies. Pharmaceutical companies usually wait for full approval from the FDA before starting to manufacture a vaccine. The hold on production until approval is to avoid wasting money and resources should a vaccine not be approved. In the case of COVID-19, the government has funded pharmaceutical companies so that production could begin at the same time studies were being conducted. This did not change the vaccine product itself.

The emergency use authorization (EUA) approval is based on a shorter follow-up than normal. Most vaccine side effects are immediate short-term reactions such as muscle aches. Long term effects from a vaccine are very rare and there is no reason to think that would happen with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Data on the CoVID-19 vaccine is showing 95% effectivity.

The most common side effects that have been seen are temporary and mild to moderate. Some side effects include fatigue, headache and muscle aches. Only a small percentage of individuals will have these symptoms.

  • Symptoms like these are the body’s immune response and indicate your body is working to build immunity.
  • There have not been reports of any serious side effects, although there is always a slight risk with any vaccine.

Because side effects are mild and temporary it is recommended to receive the vaccine towards the end of a workday and/or prior to a day off.

No, there is not a consent form for the COVID-19 vaccine. Making an appointment to receive the vaccine shows you are consenting.

You will also receive the EUA fact sheet and other education which will provide side effects, contraindications, and what to do if you have a reaction.

The initial COVID-19 vaccines are 2-dose series and are not interchangeable. A booster must be from the same manufacturer, so it is important to make an appointment for the second dose while getting the first dose.

During COVID-19 vaccine trials, participants did not test positive for COVID-19 after receiving the vaccine, so it should not impact the results of a diagnostic test. Since the vaccine builds antibodies the results of your COVID-19 antibody test may be positive.

Yankton Medical Clinic P.C. is recommending the COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible persons when available. According to the CDC, there is not enough research available to indicate how long after an infection someone is protected (through natural immunity) from getting COVID-19 again.

The cost of the vaccination is covered by government programs.

COVID-19 Vaccination Notification Registration

It is important that you contact the health department or health system in the county in which you reside for vaccination information.

South Dakota COVID-19 Vaccine Notification List Registration:

If you reside in a county not listed above, click here for information for your specific county. Information is also available from the South Dakota COVID-19 information line at 800-997-2880.

 

Nebraska COVID-19 Vaccine Notification List Registration:

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