Clinics are now accepting appointments
for all groups, ages 18+
The vaccination POD scheduled for April 24 has been
canceled due to the pause of use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine from the FDA and CDC.
Individuals who have scheduled appointments will be conatcted in the coming days to be updated on plans for a future POD, if/when the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is cleared for use again. It is a priority to use the safest and most effective vaccinations for the Beadle County POD.
It is strongly recommended to contact your primary care physician or local phamacy to recieve the vaccines which are currently available. Sufficient doses of the Moderna vaccine are currently in stock for Beadle and Sanborn counties.
The Beadle County Task Force will continue to monitor developments of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and will continue to update the public.
Other vaccine options are available for community members below.
1.) Pharmacies (availability will vary week by week) -
Participating retail pharmacies in the state will receive an inital allotment of doses each week from the federal government, which is added to the state's weekly allotment.
Participating Pharmacies in Huron:
|100 Dakota Ave. N. Suite A
||2791 Dakota Ave. S.
||1950 Dakota Ave. S
2.) HRMC Vaccine Waiting List -
If you do NOT have a primary care provider, you may receive a vaccine at HRMC Physicians Clinic. You can do this by calling (605) 353-7660, or by joining the Vaccine Waiting List.
We will continue to update this page as the priority groups and any other information regarding the vaccine changes.
Call the 211 Helpline with any other questions or visit the Helpline Center.
(*last updated 4/15/2021)
COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ
How many doses will South Dakota recieve?
The federal government provides vaccine doses to states based on population. Huron Regional Medical Center is part of the Northern Plains Health Network, an independent group of hospitals, and doses of the vaccine are distributed through this network and administered on a local level. A detailed map can be found here: COVID-19 Vaccine Providers
When will I be able to get vaccinated?
All groups are now eligible to recieve the vaccine, ages 16 and older, however in Beadle and Sanborn counties, we are only able to administer the vaccine to those 18 years of age and older at this time.
Will I need two doses?
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that are on the market will require two doses to be effective, the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine will only require one dose (however, this vaccine is currently on hold due to recommendations to pause from the FDA and CDC). Want to learn more about the differences in vaccines? Visit our Comparing COVID-19 Vaccines page.
Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently available use the live virus that causes COVID-19. However, an individual could experience symptoms, such as fever, after getting the vaccine as the body builds immunity. It typically takes a few weeks for the body to build immunity after vaccination. That means it is possible that a person could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or after vaccination and get sick as the vaccine has not had enough time to provide protection.
What are the side effects?
Typical side effects may include some soreness and/or redness at the injection site, low grade fever, headache, muscle pain, chills or nausea. .
Now that there is a vaccine available, do we still need to follow current guidelines?
Yes. The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by wearing a mask, social distancing and washing your hands frequently. We must stay dilligent until there is enough vaccine available to the public. Continue to follow CDC Guidelines.
Visit the South Dakota Department of Health FAQ page for additonal information.
What if I need to get tested?
Community members in need of a COVID-19 test should call their primary care provider to arrange a clinic visit to be tested. Community members who do not have a primary care provider may contact Horizon Healthcare or Quick Care to arrange a clinic visit. Please be advised that there will be a clinic visit charge. It is important to call ahead in order to protect clinic staff and other patients from possible COVID-19 exposure.
You can also request an at-home COVID-19 test FREE of charge. Once you recieve the test, you will get results 24-48 hours after the sample arrives at the lab.
Based on the severity of your symptoms, your provider may ask you to stay home and isolate yourself. Please follow these recommendations from the CDC.
Does HRMC Charge for COVID-19 Testing?
HRMC does not charge the patient for diagnostic testing costs for COVID-19 when the collection is analyzed at HRMC or at the SD DOH laboratory. Though there is no charge for the actual COVID-19 diagnostic lab test, hospital or clinic visit charges do apply if the test is performed at HRMC.