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COVID-19 Vaccine

Sign up for the COVID-19 Vaccine

All residents of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, ages 12 and up are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Coteau des Prairies Health Care has teamed up with Sanford Health‚ so now scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine is easier than ever! Simply register at Sanford Health: Health Lives Here.

If you have questions about accessing the online site or would like to schedule a vaccine appointment directly with the CDP Sisseton Clinic, please call 605-698-7681.

We appreciate that you are eager to better protect yourself—and others—from the COVID-19 virus.

When can I receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

All residents of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, ages 12 and up are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine now.

Each state has a unique distribution plan. Learn more about your state below.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

Why is it so important to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

As we’ve all seen, COVID-19 can cause serious illness or even death. While there is no way to know how COVID-19 will affect you, if you get sick, you could spread the disease to friends, family, and others around you. All COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States have been shown to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19 disease. Even if you still get infected after you get vaccinated, the vaccine may prevent serious illness.

Who should not be vaccinated?

While the majority of people should get the COVID-19 vaccine, these groups should NOT be vaccinated:

  • Children 11-years-old and under are not yet being offered the vaccine. However, clinical trials are underway for younger children.
  • People who have had:
    • An immediate, allergic reaction of any severity to an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine or any of its components, including polyethylene glycol (PEG).
    • An immediate allergic reaction of any severity to polysorbate.
    • A severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to the first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine should not receive additional doses of either of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn more about the risks and considerations of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

Before any vaccine receives approval for widespread use, it must be supported by research data that shows it is safe and effective for patients. Vaccines approved for emergency use have undergone rigorous testing as directed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure safety and effectiveness. It’s also important to know that you cannot develop COVID-19 from these vaccines.

What if I already had COVID-19, do I still need to get vaccinated?

You can become infected more than once, so it’s important to be vaccinated even if you’ve had COVID-19. While you may have some short-term immunity after recovering from COVID-19, we don’t know how long this protection will last. That’s why vaccination is the best protection. If you have had COVID-19, ask your doctor or nurse when you should be vaccinated.

What will happen at my vaccine appointment?

After you are vaccinated, you will be observed on-site for 15 minutes. During this time:

  • We will schedule an appointment for your second dose if receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. It is important that you receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to get the maximum benefit. Johnson and Johnson is a single shot.
  • You will be given a:
    • Vaccine card that tells you which COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it and where you received it.
    • Fact sheet that tells you more about the specific COVID-19 vaccine you received. Each COVID-19 vaccine has its own fact sheet to help you understand the risks and benefits of being vaccinated.
    • V-safe information sheet. V-safe is a free smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. It also reminds you to get your second dose, if you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Learn more about V-safe.

Will the vaccine make me sick?

While some people might have injection site pain, get sore muscles, feel tired, or have a mild fever after getting the vaccine, these side effects typically don’t last longer than a few days. These reactions mean the vaccine is working to help teach your body how to fight COVID-19, if you are exposed. If you have any concerns, call your doctor or nurse.

Learn More About Potential Vaccine Side Effects

How long does it take for the vaccine to start working?

It takes a few weeks after vaccination for your body to build up antibodies to protect you from the virus. That means it’s possible you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 just before or just after getting the vaccine and still get sick.

Is the vaccine free?

Yes. The federal government is providing the vaccine free of charge to anyone who lives in the United States.

Where can I get updates about distribution of the vaccine in our area?

We will continue to provide updates on this exciting advancement to protect our community from COVID-19, so be sure to check back often. The latest information is also available on the South Dakota Health Department website (, but if you have questions, we are here for you. Please direct calls to our Sisseton Clinic during regular business hours, Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 605-698-7681.

When am I considered fully vaccinated and what can I now do?

We’re all searching for a way to get back to normal. Click here for information about how your life will be impacted by becoming fully vaccinated:

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