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

Recent News Releases

2021

June 21 - Department of Health Invites You to Participate in Medical Cannabis Telephone Town Hall(s)

June 7 - CDC COVID-19 Study Shows mRNA Vaccines Reduce Risk of Infection by 91 Percent for Fully Vaccinated People

May 12 - CDC Approves Emergency Use of Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents - South Dakotan's 12-15 Years of Age Now Qualify for Vaccine

May 12 - South Dakota Reaches Vaccination Milestone - Half of State's Adult Population Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

May 3 - WIC Program Announces New Income Guidelines

April 30 - SD-DOH Announces Available Grants for Mosquito Control Programs

April 26 - SD-DOH Issues Request for Proposal for Medical Marijuana Patient Registry, Verification, & Licensing System in SD

April 26 - Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Administration to Resume this Week in South Dakota

April 21 - SD-DOH Confirms Detection of the Brazil Coronavirus Variant in South Dakota

April 20 - Health Systems, Department of Health Urge COVID Vaccination

April 13 - Statement from Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon Regarding Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

April 10 - South Dakota Reaches Vaccination Milestone and Calls on Young Adults to Get Vaccinated

March 31 - South Dakota Department of Health Announces the Start of Phase 2 of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

March 25 - SD-DOH Confirms Detection of Additional Coronavirus Variants in South Dakota

March 22 - COVID-19 Vaccine Now Offered to All in Priority Group E

March 11 - SD-DOH Confirms Detection of the UK Coronavirus Variant in South Dakota

March 10 - South Dakota Reaches Milestone of 1 Million COVID-19 Tests - Testing Remains Critical in the Fight Against COVID-19

March 10 - COVID-19 Vaccine Now Offered to All in Priority Group D - Including Teachers, College Staff & Funeral Workers

March 8 - CDC Issues First Set of Guidelines on How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others

March 3 - Department of Health Announces Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Sites at Walmart and Other Pharmacy Locations Throughout South Dakota

February 22 - COVID-19 Vaccine Now Offered to Residents Age 65 and Over

February 18 - South Dakota's Office of Vital Records and Health Statistics Awarded National Accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board

February 17 - South Dakota Dropping COVID-19 Vaccination Age to those Residents Age 65 and Over Starting Monday

February 15 - COVID-19 Vaccine Now Offered to Residents Age 70 and Over

February 10 - Federal Retail Pharmacy Program Begins in South Dakota; Vaccination Age Dropped to 70 and Over Starting Next Week

February 3 - SD Health Department Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Group Identification Tool & Announces Drop in Vaccination Age to 75+

January 27 - Volunteer for COVID-19 Vaccination Response

January 15 - Department of Health on Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation & Phase I

January 13 - SD Health Department Announces Beginning Stages of Priority Group 1D for Next Week

January 6 - SD Health Department Launches New COVID-19 Vaccination Info-Tool(s)

 

2020

December 23 - Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives in South Dakota State Amongst Leaders in Vaccination Efforts in Nation

December 15 - FDA Authorized COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives in South Dakota

December 11 - Free At-Home COVID-19 Testing Now Available To All South Dakota Residents

December 9 - National Influenza Vaccination Week

November 20 - South Dakota Reports First Flu Death of Season

November 16 - Free COVID-19 Testing Available in Rapid City

November 6 - COVID-19 Mass Testing Events Scheduled for 10 South Dakota Communities

September 23 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Sioux Falls

August 27 - August 27th COVID-19 Update
August 21 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Sturgis, SD

August 20 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Sturgis, SD

August 18 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Sturgis, SD

August 14 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Sioux Falls

August 14 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Hill City

August 14 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Brookings

August 13- Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Sioux Falls

August 4 - South Dakota Supports Breastfeeding

July 24 - First Human West Nile Virus Detection of 2020 Reported

July 8 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Mobridge

July 7 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Gary

June 30 - Health Department Awards $500,000 For Mosquito Control

June 29 - WIC Program Announces New Income Guidelines

June 24 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Pierre

June 20 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Pierre and Fort Pierre

June 12 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Rapid City

June 7 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Vermillion

June 5 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Rapid City

May 31 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Sioux Falls
May 16 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Rapid City Business

May 16 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Rapid City

May 16 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Aberdeen

May 6 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Sioux Falls

May 4 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Mitchell Business

May 4 - Grants Available for Mosquito Control Programs

May 2 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Hermosa Business

May 1 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Three Sioux Falls Businesses

April 26 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Thornton Flooring in Sioux Falls

April 21 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure at a Sioux Falls Business

April 19 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Two Sioux Falls Businesses

April 16 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure at a Sioux Falls Business

April 15 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Two Sioux Falls Businesses

April 13 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Two Walmart Locations in Sioux Falls

April 13 - Extended Dates of Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Lane, SD

April 10 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Two Sioux Falls Businesses

April 9 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Lane

April 7 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Yankton

March 30 - Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Deadwood

February 27 - South Dakota Prepares for COVID-19

January 22 - Department of Health Launches Comprehensive Plan for Suicide Prevention

January 14 - South Dakota Reports First Flu Deaths of Season


2019

November 22 - Remember Food Safety at Holiday Gatherings

September 18 - Input Sought for Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan

September 9 - Vaping Related Illnesses Reported in South Dakota

August 14 - Agency Village Puppy Tests Positive For Rabies: Exposed Individuals Asked To Contact Health Officials

July 30- South Dakota Observes World Breastfeeding Week

July 1 - First Human West Nile Virus Detection of 2019 Reported

June 24 - Health Department Awards $500,000 For Mosquito Control

May 28 - WIC Program Announces New Income Guidelines

May 16 - Hepatitis A Identified In Keystone Food Handler

May 6 - Grants Available for Mosquito Control Programs

April 30 - Prevent Tick-Borne Illness

March 28 - Health Department Hosts Legionnaires Prevention Workshop

March 22 - Protect Health During Flood Response

 

2018

December 20 - First Acute Flaccid Myelitis Case in South Dakota Confirmed

November 26 - Pennington County Resident South Dakota's First Flu Death Of Season

November 19 - South Dakota Patient Under Investigation for Acute Flaccid Myelitis

November 16 - Pertussis Cases Rise In South Dakota

September 20 - Health Department Investigates Legionnaires' Disease Increase

September 13 - Rising Suicide Rates Require a Multifaceted Approach to Prevention

August 1 - Brown County Resident First WNV Death Of Season

July 26 - West Nile Virus Risk Increasing

July 26 - SD Department of Health Observes World Breastfeeding Week

June 27 - Remember Food Safety During Summer Months

June 20 - Health Department Awards $500,000 For Mosquito Control

June 5 - First Human West Nile Virus Detection Reported

May 24 - Prevent Tick-Borne Illness

May 23 - Sustained Effort Needed to Reduce Infant Mortality

May 21 - WIC Program Announces New Income Guidelines

April 24 - SD Participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Program

April 23 - CDC Names Mitchell Doctor Childhood Immunization Champion

April 10 - Grants Open For Mosquito Control Programs

March 20 - SD Cancer Coalition Recognizes Efforts to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening
February 27 - Suicide Prevention Toolkits Available for South Dakota Communities

January 16 - Health Department Staff Honored

 

2017

December 22 - Day County Resident South Dakota's First Flu Death Of Season

December 13 - Health Department Urges Vaccination As Flu Activity Increases

November 16 - Clayton Appointed State Epidemiologist
October 27 - Get Serious About Tackling Opioid Abuse

October 13 - South Dakota Reports First Flu Detection Of Season

August 25 - Hamlin County Resident First WNV Death Of Season
July 26 - South Dakota Observes World Breastfeeding Week
June 28 - Health Department Awards $500,000 For Mosquito Control
June 14 - First WNV Case Of Year Reported In Davison County
May 15 - Rounds Receives National TB Award
May 10 - Minnesota Measles Outbreak Continues, Keep Immunizations Current
May 3 - Data Shows State's 2016 Infant Mortality Rate Lowest Ever
April 25 - South Dakota Participates in Prescription Drug Take Back Program
April 21 - WIC Program Announces New Income Guidelines
April 10 - Prevent Tick-Borne Illness
March 31 - Rabies Cases Dip In 2016; Pets Still Need Vaccination
March 28 - Grants Open For Mosquito Control Programs
March 8 - SD Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Recgonizes Efforts to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening | Award photos
February 7 - Percentage Of South Dakota's Kids Overweight, Obese Unchanged

 

(Check the archive on the South Dakota State News Web for older releases)

 


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