Governor Noem stopped by Prairie Lakes Healthcare System to show her support of the COVID Vaccine Clinic. At the time of her visit, Prairie Lakes team members had already administered almost 100 vaccines to frontline healthcare workers at Prairie Lakes. You can view some more photos from her visit via the image gallery below.
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has worked with the South Dakota Department of Health for several months in preparation of the vaccine and began to disperse the vaccine throughout the region during phase 1.
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is part of the Northern Plains Network, a network of independent health systems in South Dakota. The vaccine was dispersed to some members of the Network to increase the reach of the vaccine in South Dakota. These members include Brookings Health System, Huron Regional Medical Center, and Madison Regional Health System. Prairie Lakes is also working with long term care and assisted living facilities in Codington Country to vaccinate their employees during this initial phase.
Even though vaccinations will begin this week, it is essential that all people continue to engage in social distancing, wear a mask, and practice good hand hygiene as we continue our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID.