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CDC expands COVID-19 booster recommendations

WASHINGTON (KVRR) –  The CDC is strengthening its recommendation on booster doses for people 18 and older. On Monday, the agency said everyone ages 18 and older should get a booster shot.  The boosters should be given 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or 2 months after their initial J&J vaccine. “The recent emergence of the Omicron…

LIVE: Super Bowl Winners Promoting COVID Vaccine At FARGODOME Walk-In Clinic

COVID Vaccine Clinic Set For Saturday Morning Before Bison Game

  FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Bison players won’t be the only football stars at the FARGODOME this Saturday. Ex-NFL players and Super Bowl winners Bart Oates, Billy Davis and Kyle Richardson will be meeting fans at a COVID-19 and flu vaccine walk-in clinic at the Dome ahead of the Bison game. The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 1…

Minnesota COVID-19 deaths top 9,000 as new cases soar

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 9,000 people, as the state struggles with the nation’s highest rate of new infections and low vaccination rates in certain areas. The Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday reported 51 new deaths, which raised the state’s pandemic total to 9,047. It also reported 10,913 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, which…

NDDOH Says Pediatric Vaccine Will Ease Up Hospital Capacity Statewide

"This will help us enter a into a new stage of the COVID-19 pandemic."

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Department of Health officials discussed the availability of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines. “We would prevent over 18,000 cases, 80 hospitalizations, 42 cases of MIS-C, and 26 ICU admissions. And this is just for every million doses administered just to that 5 to 11 age group,” North Dakota Department of Health Immunization Director Molly Howell said….

Aromatherapy spray linked to US deaths faces recall, one case reported in Minnesota

MINNESOTA (AP) – U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease, even though none had traveled internationally. The four people may have been infected by an aromatherapy spray imported from India. Two of them died. One was a child. The others were from Minnesota, Kansas and…

FDA approves mixing COVID vaccines; backs Moderna, J&J boosters

WASHINGTON – Regulators are extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.  They also said Wednesday anyone eligible for an extra dose can get a brand different from the one they received initially. The Food and Drug Administration announcement marks a big step toward expanding the U.S. booster campaign, which began with extra doses of…

CDC says vaccine recipients are considered fully vaccinated without booster

(AP) – Am I fully vaccinated without a COVID-19 vaccine booster? Yes, people who got a two-dose vaccine or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot are considered fully vaccinated — even without a booster. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you’re fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or…

Federal panel rejects COVID-19 booster shots for most Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) – An influential federal advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans, dealing a heavy blow to the Biden administration’s effort to shore up people’s protection amid the highly contagious delta variant. The vote by the committee of outside experts assembled by the Food and Drug Administration was 16-2,…

Delta Variant has hospitals reaching capacity as COVID-19 cases soar

"In the last few weeks we have experienced a very high number of patients as the Delta variant continues to spread."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Health officials are yet again warning of the severity of COVID-19 as cases across Cass and Clay counties continue to rise. “Given the urgency of our current situation we felt it necessary to update the community as we enter our fourth wave with the Delta variant changing the game,” Fargo Cass Public Health Director, Desi Fleming…