South Dakota awaits weekly bump of 1,700 virus vaccine doses

January 28, 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota health officials say they expect to receive more doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks.

Officials said the state should start to receive an additional 1,700 doses, which would up the weekly number of doses to about 12,800.

State epidemiologist Dr. Joshua Clayton said 117,725 vaccine doses have been sent to the state so far, including everything that was “just recently received.”

The latest figures show that about 82,000 doses had been administered and just over 60,000 people had received at least one dose.

About 24,000 people have received both shots.