The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 vaccination was activated last week (Feb. 11, 2021) in South Dakota. Watertown Hyvee Pharmacy Manager, Dustin Brinkman said they received their initial 200 dose allotment last week and now they are waiting to receive their next batch next week. Some pharmacies in the state haven’t received their doses yet.
State Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon says she doesn’t know yet what’s causing the delay.
Malsam-Rysdon encourages people to be aware of all of their options for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
The participating retail pharmacies were to receive an initial allotment of 2,600 doses a week, which is separate from the state’s weekly allotment of doses.
Malsam-Rysdon says as the vaccine supply increases, participating locations and their designated allotment are also expected to increase.
Watertown Hyvee Pharmacy Manager, Dustin Brinkman said they received their initial 200 dose allotment last week. Those doses were quickly distributed. Brinkman said they are waiting to receive their next batch hopefully next week.