Avera St. Luke’s to host high risk COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – Avera St. Luke’s will host its first COVID-19 vaccination clinic for individuals who are considered at high risk of experiencing any kind of reaction to previous vaccines on Thursday, May 13.

Only scheduled appointments are available. Avera encourages people to self-schedule appointments using this link or at avera.org/covid-vaccine. If registering at avera.org/covid-vaccine, patients for this clinic should answer “yes” to the question regarding allergic reactions, “yes” to living in the Aberdeen area and hit “next” for the available date.

Patients may also schedule the vaccine clinic by calling 1-877-AT-AVERA (1-877-282-8372).

The high risk clinic will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the main campus in the hospital’s Same Day Surgery Center waiting area. Patients should enter Door 3 at 310 South Penn Street (east side of the hospital).

Upon arrival, screening staff will measure temperatures and guide attendees through the process.

Those being vaccinated will complete a form that is also available here. Because of changes with state funding, staff will also ask for insurance cards. Vaccines remain free, and insurance is not needed in order to get vaccinated.

Due to being high-risk, everyone getting vaccinated at this clinic will take part in a 30-minute observation period. The clinic will be administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine so only one dose is needed. Those 18 and older are eligible to receive this vaccine. Find out more about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine here.

Masks are required, as in an Avera facility.

You can learn more about Avera’s vaccination efforts, including information on other vaccination clinics, at Avera.org/covid19.