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COVID-19 vaccines are currently being distributed in South Dakota. The South Dakota Department of Health has identified priority groups and outlined expected vaccine availability; please refer to the infographics below. Additional COVID-19 vaccine information is available at The South Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 website

The USD campus community will receive further resources and instruction about vaccine distribution as that information becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact the COVID-19 Task Force at COVID19@usd.edu.


Expected Vaccine Availability in South Dakota

Groups in Phases 1A, 1B and 1C have begun receiving COVID-19 vaccines. The South Dakota Department of Health expects that those in Phase 1D – which includes teachers and other school/college staff – will have a vaccine available to them in February and onward.

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Thumbnail of South Dakota COVID-19 Vaccine Availability Chart

Vaccine Priority Groups for Phase 1

The South Dakota Department of Health has identified groups that will be prioritized for vaccine distribution. Teachers and other school/college staff are included in Phase 1D.

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COVID-19 VACCINE Priority Groups for Phase 1