Beadle County COVID-19 Task Force Testing Site Information
The Beadle County COVID Task Force testing site will be open for symptomatic individuals beginning Monday, September 20.
The site is located in the former test site building, located at 191 Union Avenue NW (just off of old HIghway 14). Information regarding testing is below, for additional questions call Carr Chiropractic Clinic at 605-352-5264.
FREE testing will be available on
Monday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
- No appointment necessary
- Drive-thru test
- No pre-travel or pre-surgery testing available
- Results given to you before you leave the testing site
(approximately 15-20 min. wait time)
Clinics are now accepting appointments
for all groups, ages 18+
The CDC is recommending that moderatley to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose (booster) of the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes people undergoing cancer treatment, transplant patients taking immunosuppresive therapy, stem cell recipients, immunosuppressed patients, those with advanced or untreated HIV and patients undergoing active treatment with high-dose coritcosteroids.
Find CDC Reccomendations Here
All of the clinics and the pharmacies have vaccine and are able to provide either the booster or your first and second round of shots.
Already fully vaccinated?
Click below to find out additional information from the SD Dept. of Health regarding full vaccination.
What Fully Vaccinated People Need to Know!
(*last updated 09/17/2021)
COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ
What if I'm pregnant?
People who are pregnant can still get the COVID-19 vaccine and is also safe for those who want to have a baby one day. For more visit the COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy information page.
When will I be able to get vaccinated?
All groups are now eligible to recieve the vaccine, ages 16 and older.
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.