South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem plans to wait her turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, which will likely be sometime early next year.
Spokesman Ian Fury says the governor “will get the vaccine when it’s readily available, after those who need it the most have been given an opportunity to take it.”
South Dakota received 7,800 Pfizer doses with the first shipment of a vaccine coming from drug manufacturer Moderna set for next week if it gets FDA approval today as expected.
Front-line healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents are receiving the state’s first doses, while it may be the spring before the general public starts to be vaccinated.