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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…

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…

Minneapolis Police offers reward in shooting of three children

MINNEAPOLIS –  The Minneapolis Police Department is offering a $180,000 reward in the investigations into the shootings of three children. The reward is the largest in Minnesota history and will be featured in a billboard campaign launching later this week. The three children were unintended targets of gun violence between rival gangs, according to the department. Minneapolis has experienced a…

Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine approved for children ages 12 to 15

UNITED STATES (KVRR) – The Food and Drug Administration expands use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 years old. Last month Pfizer said phase three clinical trials found its vaccine was safe and one hundred percent effective in the age group. Preliminary data shows there were no cases among fully vaccinated adolescents compared to 18 given placebos….