Alma vaccine

Alma Mohling of Wessington Springs is shown receiving her Covid vaccine at the health care campus in Wessington Springs last week. 

NEW VACCINE-ELIGIBLE INFORMATION UPDATED FEBRUARY 10:

The Department of Health has updated the list of COVID vaccine-eligible to those age 70 and older.  Jerauld County residents age 70 and older can contact Kris Brandt at 539-4583 to sign up for an appointment. Avera Weskota has been allocated 130 doses for next week.

Covid Vaccine Roll-Out Carries On Locally

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Avera Weskota administered 21 first-dose Moderna vaccinations to people in the 1D priority group: those 80 years old and older, as well as transplant patients, and patients receiving cancer and dialysis treatment. No second doses were administered during the vaccine clinic.

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, 50 first-doses of the Moderna vaccine were administered to the remainder of the 1D, 80-plus individuals.

Vaccination is by appointment only.

Those who are not currently in qualifying groups can sign up to be put on a waiting list at Avera.org/covid-vaccine to fill out an online vaccine form. 

At press time Tuesday, February 9, the South Dakota Department of Health reported the following Covid-19 numbers for Jerauld County: CASES - five active cases, 268 ever positive, 246 recovered, 535 negative and 16 deceased among cases. There is currently minimal community spread and a 9.09% RT-PCR test positivity rate. VACCINES - 240 doses have been allocated by the state and 173 people are listed as recipients of the vaccine. Jerauld County currently falls in the 100-499 doses administered range.