SDSU offering seminars about COVID-19 vaccine safety

BROOKINGS, S.D.(WNAX)- South Dakota State University Extension specialists are offering short educational seminars on COVID 19 Vaccine safety for dairy workers. SDSU Extension Dairy Specialist Dr. Maristela Rovai says they received federal funding from a grant from the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety. She says some of the workers are reluctant to get the vaccine so they’re making this effort to educate them on the importance of being vaccinated.

She says she’s personally contacting dairy workers at their worksites with information about the vaccine and explaining why they should get the shot.

Rovai says they’re attempting to educate the workers and make it as easy as possible for them to get the vaccine to protect themselves, their families, and their fellow workers.

Rovai says anyone interested in learning more about the vaccine and their educational program can contact her at 605—688—5488 or email her at