South Dakota offers vaccination to college students

Georgia Zutz – Staff Writer

South Dakota recently moved to a new stage of COVID vaccine distribution that includes college students who currently live in congregate or shared settings. This includes dormitories and other housing communities, where large amounts of individuals may be sharing kitchen and bathroom spaces.
In an article by AP News, South Dakota Secretary of Health Kim Malsam-Rysdon spoke about the importance of being vaccinated and the excitement of opening the next phase of COVID vaccine delivery.
“Given South Dakota’s strong position on vaccination efforts and the increased points of access for vaccine distribution and administration, we are happy to fully open up Phase D starting today,” Malsam-Rysdon said.
“Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a significant step in getting back to normal, and I encourage those eligible to schedule their vaccination today.”
AP News also shares that 30 percent of South Dakota residents have received either the first dose or full course of the vaccine, and is currently leading the United States in terms of distribution.