Physician says vaccine only way to get ahead of pandemic

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (WNAX) – While it will take time to get through the population, COVID-19 vaccinations are beginning.

Dr. David Basel, Vice President of Clinical Quality for Avera Health, says it’s the only way to get ahead of the pandemic.

Basel says waiting for natural immunity to spread would be deadly.

Basel says it’s important for people to follow through on their vaccinations.

Distribution of vaccines from Pfizer began this week and it’s expected vaccines from Moderna will be available next week.