Avera to host walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release)- ABERDEEN, S.D. – Avera St. Luke’s will host people for walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations during its clinic Wednesday, April 14 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

People who have scheduled appointments as well as people without appointments are encouraged to attend. Vaccination clinics are held inside the Avera Human Performance Center, 815 First Avenue Southeast.

“We’re ready to offer more vaccinations to people in our community,” said Alvin Haugen, Director of Pharmacy and Vaccine Coordinator. “If you were waiting for your turn, now’s the time. Please join us.”

When you arrive, screening staff will measure your temperature and guide you through the process. You’ll complete a form, receive the vaccine and then scheduled for your second shot. Everyone getting vaccinated takes part in a 15-minute observation period.

“Including that 15 minutes, most people are done in less than a half-hour,” said Haugen. “We do require masks, but proof of insurance or payment information is not needed. We look forward to hosting you at this unique event.”

Those that have had a prior reaction to any vaccine will need to be observed for a half hour.

People who get the Pfizer shot on April 14 will receive the second shot in three weeks. Schedulers will ensure you know exactly when, where and what time you will get the second vaccination.

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