Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19
Everyone, age 12 and older, is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Schedule Your Appointment
Remember: The COVID-19 vaccine is available at no out-of-pocket cost to the recipient.
Find a Vaccine Location
To find a clinic location conducting COVID-19 vaccinations in your area, visit the vaccine finder.
If you are in the Sioux Falls area, you can go to one of the following locations anytime Monday through Friday from 8 AM - 4:30 PM. No appointment necessary:
To save time, please print the COVID-19 Vaccine Screening Form and bring with to your appointment.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Get the full series of doses to ensure you are fully protected.
If you experience symptoms, call your Avera clinic, and:
- Stay home when sick and isolate yourself.
- Wait for results of any tests that are ordered and call your Avera clinic.
- Don’t share items.
- Don’t share bathroom or bedroom areas.
If you are NOT fully vaccinated, you should:
- Continue to mask, distance and practice frequent hand hygiene.
- Avoid non-essential travel.
- Avoid crowds.
COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A
This vaccine is new, how do we know it’s safe?
The vaccines authorized by the FDA are safe. They have met the FDA’s high safety standards, and have been reviewed by independent scientists in public meetings.
What are the long-term effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
There is no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine will any cause long-term effects.
I am a nursing mom. Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for me and my baby?
There are no signs that the vaccine is unsafe for breastfeeding moms, and there are no signs that the vaccine is a risk to breastfeeding infants.
I’m pregnant. Is the vaccine safe for me and my baby?
There are no signs that the vaccine is unsafe in pregnancy.
Is there a waiting time between the COVID vaccine and other vaccines?
No. You can even get the COVID vaccine on the same day as other vaccines.
Do I need the vaccine if I live in a rural area?
COVID-19 rates have been higher in rural areas than in urban and suburban areas, partly because more people are over the age of 65. The vaccine will protect you and everyone around you.
I’ve already had COVID, why do I need the vaccine?
Your natural immunity may lessen over time, and may not protect you from variants of COVID, which have spread broadly across our area. Vaccine is your best defense against getting COVID again, and spreading it to those around you.
If children aren’t at high risk of getting severely ill from COVID, why should I vaccinate my child?
Children who have been vaccinated are less likely to:
- Pass COVID along to more high-risk people,
- Miss school due to COVID,
- Be pulled from sports and other activities due to COVID,
- Miss days at their after-school job and other obligations due to COVID.