04/08/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/08/2021 15:57
PIERRE, S.D. (April 8, 2021) - Avera St. Mary's Hospital will host people for walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations during a special clinic set for Friday, April 9.
It will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the hospital's south commons area. People who have scheduled appointments as well as people without appointments are encouraged to attend.
'We're ready to offer more vaccinations to people in our community,' said Karen Gallagher, Avera St. Mary's Vice President of Mission, who is helping organize the special clinic. 'If you were waiting for your turn, now's the time. Please join us.'
The event will take place in the ground level of the 'old' hospital building on Dakota Avenue. The south commons is the former cafeteria. Clinic participants should use Parking Lot F and enter through Door 8. An entrance for wheelchairs is located just off Washington Avenue near the site.
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 Gallagher. 'We do require masks, but proof of insurance or payment information is not needed. We look forward to hosting you at this unique event.'
People who get the shot on April 9 will receive the second shot April 28. 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/covid-vaccine.