children

Signs your child may be a victim of sexual abuse

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – What should you do if you believe your child is the victim of sexual abuse? Counselors say reporting things to the police or the county is the first thing to do. Therapists say perpetrators are often someone close to children. “Someone that they know and trust which makes it even harder with this secret because they…

Therapist shares advice on how to talk to your children after a school shooting

After Tuesday's tragedy in Texas, parents wonder how they should talk about the subject with their children.

FARGO (KVRR) – Flashing lights from emergency vehicles and people panicking. It’s hard to watch this kind of tragedy unfold. “This is not a daily occurrence in every school, this is a scary thing and it obviously requires a lot of attention,” says Integrative Health Therapist Megan Week. She says if kids are scared to go back to school, they…

North Dakota expecting 18K doses of pediatric COVID vaccine

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota health officials are expecting 18,000 initial doses of the pediatric coronavirus vaccine. That’s enough enough to cover 25% of the state’s roughly 71,000 children ages 5 to 11 who were identified in the 2019 census. The state Health Department said in a statement Wednesday that “vaccinating children will help protect them from getting COVID-19.” To…

Grand Forks Public Health to begin vaccinating children 5 to 11 Thursday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – Grand Forks Public Health is offering Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines for children ages five to 11 starting Thursday. You can get your child a shot at the Grand Cities Mall from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Vaccinations for people 12 and older and boosters are also given at the same location. “We are very excited to be…

FDA paves way for COVID-19 vaccinations in young kids

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration has paved the way for children ages 5 to 11 to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. The agency authorized the kid-size doses on Friday. They are just a third of the amount given to teens and adults. But there’s one more regulatory hurdle. Next week, advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Minnesota ready to give COVID-19 shots to children

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Gov. Tim Walz says the state has a strong network of health care providers and others who are ready to administer the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 once final federal recommendations are issued next week. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Tuesday voted to back Pfizer’s low dose vaccine for…

Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day returns Thursday

WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Dairy Queen is bringing back its Miracle Treat Day Thursday to help Sanford Children’s Hospital. For each Blizzard treat bought, $1 or more will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 1984, Dairy Queen has raised over $72 million for the hospitals through Miracle Treat Day and similar campaigns.  The money will be used…

FDA advisers back Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young kids

WASHINGTON (AP) – A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, moving the U.S. closer to beginning vaccinations in children ages 5 to 11. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously with one abstention that the vaccine’s benefits in preventing COVID-19 in that age group outweigh any potential risks — including…