South Dakota Department of Health set to receive more weekly COVID-19 vaccines

PIERRE, S.D. — The state Department of Health says more than 82,000 people have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.

More than 20,000 South Dakota residents have received a second dose. The state says it’s been given 11,000 doses per week, but now the new White House plan will increase that to 12,800 doses.

That’s a 16% increase, meaning more people will be able to get a shot.

South Dakota Secretary of Health, Kim Malsam-Rysdon said “we continue to make significant progress towards getting our population vaccinated. And we remain in a strong position nationally in this effort which again we credit to really being prepared and not panicking.”

The Department of Health confirms that the UK variant of the virus has not been reported in South Dakota at this time.

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