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Adolescent Covid-19 Rate is low in North Dakota

North Dakota's health department shows that nearly 13% of the state's adolescents are fully vaccinated.

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — New data is showing teens are not getting their Covid vaccines since being authorized to do so. North Dakota’s health department shows that nearly 13 percent of the state’s adolescents are fully vaccinated. This comes after the FDA and CDC gave Pfizer and Moderna emergency authorization to administer doses. A Sanford official says some barriers could…

CDC says vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

WASHINGTON – In a move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places. The new guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless…

US health panel urges restarting J&J COVID-19 vaccinations

WASHINGTON, DC – A U.S. health panel says it’s time to resume use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, despite a very rare risk of blood clots. Out of nearly 8 million people vaccinated before the U.S. suspended J&J’s shot, health officials uncovered 15 cases of a highly unusual kind of blood clot, three of them fatal. All were women,…

NDSU Opens Second Vaccination Clinic

Sanford Health provides 1,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines to NDSU

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota State University opens its second vaccination site on campus. “When the CDC and FDA announcement came out about the pause in the Johnson and Johnson vaccine administration, they switched very quickly over to the Pfizer vaccine,” NDSU Department of Public Health Project Coordinator Kylie Hall said. The university swapped vaccines at the last minute…

Essentia Health & Sanford Health share how J&J vaccine pause impacts ND & MN

"The incidents out of 6.8 million doses only have six reported cases. Again, it's exceedingly rare and how to even know if the two are related."

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA (KVRR) – As the FDA and CDC pause the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, local health care facilities are following their guidance. “The incidents out of 6.8 million doses only have six reported cases. Again, it’s exceedingly rare and how to even know if the two are related,” Essentia Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Vetter said….

CDC says fully vaccinated can travel, no need to quarantine

NEW YORK – Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can enjoy again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance Friday to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting a COVID-19 test or going into quarantine. The agency previously cautioned against unnecessary travel even for vaccinated people. Vaccinated people should still wear a…

Experts say public is not ready to forgo masks

It's still recommended in public that fully vaccinated people mask. Sounds a bit like a broken record, but that's what I think we still need to do,"

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – With the CDC updating its COVID-19 guidelines experts say we are not in the clear just yet. Parts of the country have already begun easing restrictions on mask mandates including North Dakota Legislature dropping mask usage within chambers and Grand Forks County forgoing all masks. Experts at Sanford Health say even with low case numbers and…

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks

NEW YORK  – Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing. That’s according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials. They also say that vaccinated people can come together in the same way with people considered at low-risk for severe disease, such as in the case of vaccinated grandparents visiting healthy…

Social Distancing: Double Masking It

Pros & Cons Of Doubling Up COVID Protection

  Masks are the way of the land now during the pandemic. There are mandates in most states and cities. They help protect you from getting COVID, or spreading it if you’re a carrier. They’re even fashion statements now. But the new trend could be double masks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, among others, says wearing two cloth masks is more likely…