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South Dakota residents 16 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5

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PIERRE, S.D. (KTIV) - South Dakota health officials have announced the state is moving to Phase 2 of its vaccination plan beginning Monday, April 5.

This means vaccines will be made available to any state resident 16 years and older. Anyone who fell into Phase 1 of the vaccine plan can still get vaccinated.

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“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. “Without a doubt, this is testament to the hard work and dedication of our frontline workers, our health care and pharmacy partners and the staff at the Department of Health. I encourage all South Dakotans to schedule their vaccination today.”

As of March 31, health officials say 43% of South Dakota's 16 and older population has received at least one dose of the vaccine and over 28% of the adult population has completed their full series.

All residents can connect directly with a health partner serving their area here

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