SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — More COVID-19 vaccines could be coming to South Dakota soon.
CBS News is reporting President Joe Biden told governors Tuesday his administration will be boosting the weekly supply of COVID-19 vaccines to states and territories by 16%. Right now, 8.6 million vaccines have been allocated to states, tribes and territories and that would increase to 10 million doses starting next week.
For South Dakota, the state health department has said it is receiving roughly 11,000 doses of the vaccine each week. That does not include vaccine allocation to Indian reservations, which is being handled federally by the Indian Health Service.
An increase of 16% for 11,000 doses per week would 1,760 more doses in South Dakota for a total of 12,760.
The South Dakota Department of Health will have a weekly media briefing at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.