Walk-ins welcome at Avera St. Luke’s May 6th COVID-19 Vaccination

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – Avera St. Luke’s will once again host people for walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations during itsclinic Thursday, May 6.

Walk-ins will be welcome from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Scheduled appointments are available. In fact, Avera encourages people to self-schedule appointments at avera.org/covid-vaccine.

Vaccination clinics are held inside the Avera Human Performance Center, 815 First Avenue Southeast.

When you arrive, screening staff will measure your temperature and guide you through the process. Staff will also ask for your insurance card. Vaccines remain free, and you do not need insurance in order to get vaccinated. You’ll complete a form, receive the vaccine and then scheduled for your second shot. The form is also available here.

Everyone getting vaccinated takes part in a 15-minute observation period. Those that have had a prior reaction to any vaccine will need to be observed for a half hour.

“Avera has worked hard to fine-tune its process and the flow of its vaccination clinics,” said Victoria Lusk, Public Relations and Communications Partner. “Most people are in, vaccinated and out the door in less than a half hour. That being said, scheduling an appointment at avera.org/covid-vaccine or filling out the screening form in advance will help us maintain that flow.”

Masks are required, as in an Avera facility.

People who get the Pfizer shot on May 6 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. Those ages 16 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Those under 18 need parental or guardian consent.

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