Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19
Find a Vaccine Location
To find a clinic location conducting COVID-19 vaccinations in your area, visit the vaccine finder.
To save time, please print the COVID-19 Vaccine Screening Form and bring with to your appointment.
Insurance Card Needed for Vaccine
Please bring your health insurance or Medicare card to your vaccine appointment. If you do not have health insurance, bring your driver's license or Social Security number, if available. The vaccine is available to all recipients at no out-of-pocket expense.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Get the full series of doses to ensure you are fully protected. Boosters are recommended for everyone age 12 and over.
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.
- 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.
Trusted Voices - Dr. Dayana Maita
Trusted Voices - Dr. Dayana Maita - Spanish
Trusted Voices - Jen Stearns
Avera uses only effective methods that have been thoroughly researched and clinically-proven to treat COVID-19. While there is still no cure for COVID-19, research continues, and we look forward to the availability of new therapies to fight this disease.
What's proven to work:
- Monoclonal antibodies
What's not proven to work:
- Convalescent plasma
- Zinc, vitamin C or other supplements
Learn more about Avera’s COVID-19 treatments.
COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A
I'm fully vaccinated. Should I get a booster, and am I eligible?
COVID-19 booster vaccines are CDC-approved for everyone age 12 and older.
- Pfizer now allows boosters five months after the primary vaccine series for those age 12 and older.
- Moderna vaccines can be given five months after the primary vaccine series to those age 18 and older.
- Johnson & Johnson can be given to those age 18 and older two months after the primary vaccine dose.
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.
I’ve already had COVID, why do I need the vaccine?
The latest scientific data has shown us that unvaccinated individuals are still five times as likely to become infected with COVID-19.
Why should I vaccinate my child?
With the rise of the Delta and Omicron variants across the U.S., COVID cases have shifted to younger ages and we're seeing increased hospitalizations among children.
The vaccine was found to be 90.7% effective in preventing COVID-19 in children, and no serious adverse reactions to the vaccine have been detected.
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.
According to the CDC, while children are less likely to develop severe illness from COVID-19, they are still at risk of complications like respiratory failure, heart inflammation, shock, kidney failure, long-haul symptoms and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (or MIS-C).