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Monument Health offers COVID-19 vaccine wait list
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Monument Health offers COVID-19 vaccine wait list

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Monument Health will roll out a new COVID-19 vaccine scheduler to help patients find a time to get their first or second dose, or to place their names on a waiting list to be notified when they can receive the vaccine.

South Dakota is currently still in Phase 1D and prioritizing vaccines for at-risk individuals first, including people 80 and older and those receiving care for cancer, transplant and dialysis. Vaccination is by appointment only. The next subgroup is identified as individuals who are 75 and older.

The Department of Health will allow this group to schedule appointments in the coming weeks. DOH announced it will continue to expand eligibility in 5-year increments until South Dakota has completed vaccinations of everyone in Phase 1D, which includes anyone 65 and older.

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South Dakotans in groups 1A and 1C are also currently being vaccinated. These groups include health care workers in patient care, emergency medical services personnel, public health workers, lab workers, law enforcement, correctional officers, dentists, home health staff and pharmacists. People in this group who have not yet been vaccinated can go to vaccineregister.monument.health to fill out the online form.

Individuals in all vaccination phases are asked to fill out an online vaccination form on the Monument Health website. Those who qualify to receive the vaccine right away will be contacted as appointments open up each week.

Those without internet access can still be added to the wait list by calling the Nurse Triage Line at 605-755-1350. Monument Health asks that people call only if they do not have access to the internet, because a large number of calls will limit the hotline’s ability to schedule those at-risk people who are now eligible.

Monument Health encourages individuals who are not yet eligible to schedule appointments to fill out the form now. To find out which phase or group you qualify for, visit the DOH website. Anyone can sign up to be put on a waiting list. You can also watch for updates on the vaccine web page.

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