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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information for healthcare providers

NOTE: Please check this web page twice weekly for updated material.

Provider Enrollment Instructions

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Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Janssen Website

Janssen Resources:

Contact Information:

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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Moderna Website

Moderna Resources:

Changes to the Moderna Vaccine EUA

  • Max 11-dose vial for current presentation and new max 15-dose vial presentation with ranges. Max 15-dose vial presentation has new NDC #s (UoS: 80777-273-98; UoU 80777-273-15)
  • Depending on the syringes and needles used for each dose, there may not be sufficient volume to extract more than 10 doses from the maximum of 11 doses vial or more than 13 doses from the maximum of 15 doses vial. Irrespective of the type of syringe and needle, each dose must contain 0.5 ml of vaccine and do not pool excess vaccine from multiple vials; pierce the stopper at a different site each time.
Vial Thaw in Refrigerator Thaw at Room Temperature

Maximum 11-Dose Vial
(range: 10-11 doses)

Thaw in refrigerated conditions between 2° to 8°C for 2 hours and 30 minutes. Let each vial stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before administering.

Alternatively, thaw at room temperature between 15° to 25°C for 1 hour.

Maximum 15-Dose Vial (range: 13-15 doses)

Thaw in refrigerated conditions between 2° to 8°C for 3 hours. Let each vial stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before administering.

Alternatively, thaw at room temperature between 15° to 25°C for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

  • Lower limit for frozen temperature now -50°C (previously -25°C). Use of dry ice may subject vials to temperatures colder than -50°C.
  • Unpunctured vials may be stored between 8° to 25°C for a total of 24 hours (previously 12 hours)
  • After puncture, the vial should be held between 2° to 25°C; discard 12 hours after the first puncture (previously 6 hours)
  • Added thawed vials can be handled in room light conditions
  • Added a section for transportation of thawed vials at refrigerated condition 2° to 8°C
  • Added severe adverse reactions, including anaphylaxis, have been reported during mass vaccination outside of clinical trials
  • Added delayed injection site reactions that began >7 days after vaccination were reported in 1.2% of vaccine recipients and 0.4% of placebo recipients. Delayed injection site reactions included pain, erythema, and swelling and are likely related to vaccination.
  • New section on Federal COVID-19 Vaccination Program (vaccine exclusively through CDC Vaccination Program; providers must be enrolled in the Vaccination Program and comply with provider requirements; providers may not charge any fee; etc.)

Contact Information: 1-866-MODERNA (1-866-663-3762) - 24/7 Call Center

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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer-BioNTech Website

Pfizer-BioNTech Resources:

Contact Information: https://www.pfizer.com/contact

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VaccineFinder (VF)

Resources:

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VAERS - Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

VAERS Website - Healthcare providers are required by law to report to VAERS

Contact VAERS at:

  • Phone: 800-822-7967 | Fax: 877-721-0366 | E-mail: info@vaers.org   
  • For non-urgent concerns, email covid19vaxsafety@cdc.gov. For emergencies relating to COVID-19 vaccine safety, call CDC Emergency Operations Center at (770) 488-7100.

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V-Safe

v-safe website - CDC is requesting that healthcare providers give patients a v-safe information sheet at the time of vaccination and encourage them to enroll and fill out the surveys when prompted to do so.

Contact Information: Call 800-232-4636 | TTY 888-232-6348 | Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

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General Vaccine Guidance & Resources

Vaccination Clinic Guidance

Long-Term Care Facility Guidance

Storage and Handling Guidance

Post-Vaccination Guidance

Fact Sheets & Communication Resources

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South Dakota Vaccination Plan

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