Coronavirus News and Announcements

COVID Booster Shot Associated With Reduced Risks And Increased Immunity

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
Have you received your COVID-19 vaccinations? One dose? Second dose? Booster dose?  Second booster dose?  According to the South Dakota Department of Health (SDDOH) on April 6, 2022: 72% of the population have received 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 59% of the popoulation have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series.…

Are You Eligible For a COVID Vaccine Booster?

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
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 Are you eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination or booster? Pfizer-BioNTech Can be administered for ages 5 and above. The second dose can be given 3-8 weeks apart depending on your age. Booster doses are recommened for ages 12 and above at least 5 months after the second dose and can…

Mass COVID Booster/Vaccination Clinic in Watertown Set for December 7, 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
A mass COVID vaccination clinic has been scheduled for Tuesday, December 7 from 7:00am – 5:30pm at the Codington County Extension Complex.   This is an opportunity for individuals in the Watertown region to receive their booster vaccine if they have already received their first and second COVID vaccinations. First and…

Delta Variant, COVID-19

Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
Delta is currently the predominant variant of the virus in the United States. According to the CDC, the Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than earlier forms of the virus that causes COVID-19. It might cause more severe illness than previous strains in unvaccinated people. Vaccines Vaccines continue to reduce a person’s…

COVID Vaccine Details and Locations

Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
At Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, our mission is to make a positive difference in the health of the patients and communities we serve. We encourage those who are eligible to receive a COVID vaccine. All COVID vaccines are carefully evaluated in clinical trials and are authorized or approved only if…

COVID Testing Facilities

Tuesday, September 07, 2021
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
Who should get tested for current infection People who have symptoms of COVID-19. Most people who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19. Fully vaccinated people should be tested 3-5 days following a known exposure to someone…

Video - Media Briefing on COVID Vaccine

Monday, January 25, 2021
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
The briefing starts at the 5:30 minute mark.  Hear from Mayor Caron and local healthcare leaders regarding the status of the COVID vaccine distribution as of January 25, 2021. Presenters: Mayor Sarah Caron K.C. DeBoer, President and CEO, Prairie Lakes Healthcare System  Dr. Dan Rieffenberger, Brown Clinic  Cindy Mydland, Director…

COVID Vaccine Arrives to Watertown

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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This day will forever be marked as the day Watertown received the  COVID vaccine. Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has worked with the South Dakota Department of Health for several months in preparation of the vaccine and will begin dispersing the vaccine throughout the region during phase 1.  Even though vaccinations…

Tips for the Holidays

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
Everyone Can Make the Holidays Safer Gatherings with family and friends are fun but can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. If you plan on hosting friends and family, follow these tips to make your holiday safer. Hosting a Gathering: Limit the number of guests.…

Staff Working Closely to Treat Influx of Patients

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Published in Coronavirus News and Announcements
As the number of COVID cases continues to climb across South Dakota, healthcare providers have remained on the frontlines dealing with the terrible effects the pandemic has left on family and friends. As of Monday afternoon, there were 18,139 active cases of COVID within the state, many of those cases…
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