Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services is following the guidance set by the CDC and the South Dakota Department of Health to administer vaccines to those defined priority populations once sufficient doses are available. Please remember, the COVID-19 pandemic and COVID Vaccination Plan are evolving situations, and we are implementing changes immediately as needed.

COVID-19 vaccinations are an important tool to help stop the pandemic. They provide a safer way to immunity by avoiding severe risks and complications created by the COVID-19 virus. Combining the vaccine with other safety measures, including mask wearing, social distancing and frequent hand washing, provides the best opportunity for stopping the pandemic.

The SD Dept of Health has put together a comprehensive plan to offer vaccines to all South Dakotans who want it. It is offered in phases to cover priority groups, such as healthcare workers and those at most risk from COVID-19 first. Once one phase or sub-phase is completed, vaccinations will be offered to the next eligible group.

CURRENTLY VACCINATING SECOND VACCINE FOR THOSE IN PHASE 1A and 1C; FIRST VACCINE FOR PHASE 1D WILL CONTINUE ON JANUARY 27TH FOR SELECTED TURNER COUNTY RESIDENTS SHOWN BELOW

Pioneer Memorial Hospital & Health Services is currently vaccinating the second COVID-19 vaccine for those that fall into phase 1A (Frontline healthcare workers and long-term care facility healthcare workers) and 1C (EMS, law enforcement, public health workers, and other healthcare workers). The second vaccine for Phase 1B (Long-term care residents) will occur the week of February 1st.

ON JANUARY 27TH PHASE 1D WILL CONTINUE AND VACCINES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING TURNER COUNTY RESIDENTS:

We we be scheduling those who are:

  • 80 YEARS OF AGE & OLDER

  • HIGH RISK PATIENTS (dialysis, post-transplant, & active cancer only)

  • HIGH RISK RESIDENTS IN CONGREGATE SETTINGS

SCHEDULED SLOTS ARE BASED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS BY CALLING (605) 326-5201 (M-F: 8am-5pm). This vaccine is available to anyone that falls into the criteria above for Phase 1D (patients & non-patients of Turner County)

Enter thru main Pioneer Memorial Hospital south entrance door when coming for your scheduled appointment. Parking will be available in the sidewalk in front of the nursing home and also the front of the facility.

COVID-19 Vaccine: Priority Groups for Phase 1

Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Information from SD Dept. of Health:

The speed at which we move from one phase to the next depends on a number of factors, including how many vaccine doses are shipped to South Dakota each week. More information can be found on the DOH website SD Dept. of Health