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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Child Influenza Vaccination

South Dakota's Child Influenza Immunization Initiative offers free flu vaccine for South Dakotans aged 6 months through 18 years. While the vaccine is free, providers may charge an administration fee; the fee must be waived if the individual is unable to pay.

Parents should be aware that some children may need two doses of flu vaccine:

  • Children younger than 9 years of age need 2 doses of influenza vaccine if being vaccinated for the first time
  • Children 6 months through 8 years of age who received influenza vaccine for the first time during the previous influenza season and got 1 one dose should receive 2 doses this season. However, children who were given influenza vaccine during any prior influenza season should receive only 1dose.
  • The 2 doses should be given at least 4 weeks apart.

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