Free, walk-in vaccination center set for Wednesday

Brookings County PPCC photo: Glenn Nordmeyer receives his COVID-19 vaccine at the May 13 community vaccination center. The Brookings County PPCC will hold another walk-in vaccination center on June 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swiftel Center for people age 18 and older. Individuals wanting a COVID vaccine after June 9 are encouraged to contact one of the local clinics or pharmacies.

BROOKINGS – The Brookings County Pandemic Planning and Coordination Committee (PPCC) will hold a free, walk-in COVID-19 community vaccination center, also referred to as a point of dispensing (POD), on Wednesday, June 9. The event will run from 4 to 8 p.m. at Swiftel Center in Brookings.

Single-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines will be available to people age 18 and older. At the time of appointment, walk-in recipients must bring a valid ID (driver’s license, passport, state-issued ID, etc.). Individuals needing transportation to the community vaccination center may schedule a free ride in advance with Brookings Area Transit Authority by calling 605-692-2222.

The Brookings County PPCC encourages local individuals who want a COVID-19 vaccination after June 9 to reach out to the local clinics and pharmacies who have vaccination doses widely available. Those include: 

• Avera Medical Group Brookings

• Sanford Health Brookings Clinic

• Hy-Vee Pharmacy Brookings

• Lewis Brookings

• Brothers Pharmacy

• Walmart Pharmacy Brookings

Information on vaccine types, ages served and times at local clinics and pharmacies can be found online at brookingshealth.org/Vaccine.

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