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USD to Host On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Aug. 23-27

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota, in partnership with Sanford Health, will host free, on-campus COVID-19 vaccine clinics this week. Everyone 12 years of age and older is eligible, regardless of their immigration or health insurance status.

The dates with corresponding vaccine clinic locations and times are listed below.

  • Monday, Aug. 23: Muenster University Center (MUC), 12-2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 25: MUC, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 26: Lee Medical Building, 2-4 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 27: Beacom School of Business, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

“COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and they help us protect ourselves and others around us from getting seriously ill,” said Kevin O’Kelley, assistant vice president of research compliance and the head of USD’s COVID-19 Case Management Team. “Having vaccine clinics on campus is incredibly convenient for USD’s community.”

USD will also offer free COVID-19 rapid antigen and saliva tests in the MUC, Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. throughout the semester.

The South Dakota Department of Health encourages all persons 12 years and older to get vaccinated.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News