COVID-19 Vaccine

Grand Forks To End Vaccination Clinics at Alerus Center

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks is expanding the locations where people can get the COVID-19 vaccine, but they are ending vaccinations at the Alerus Center in May. People can get a shot at any primary care clinic of their choosing including at all four Altru clinics in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks starting April 26. You still have…

No vaccine, no service? Local attorney says “vaccine passports” are legal

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – As COVID-19 vaccinations continue ramping up, a local legal expert weighs in on the so-called “vaccine passports.” Some businesses, universities and airlines have already begun asking customers for proof of vaccination. Labor and Employment Law Attorney Lisa Edison-Smith with Vogel Law in Fargo says businesses have the right to require vaccination proof from both customers and…

NDSU hosts first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus

About 600 people that are part of the NDSU community got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Sanford Health partners with North Dakota State University to offer hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines to students, faculty and staff. The first-ever COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus took place Wednesday at the SHAC. Gloomy skies weren’t overshadowing the excitement and hope filling the air on campus. “I know students were incredibly excited to have this opportunity to…

Essentia Health And Altru Are Opening Up COVID-19 Vaccines To More People

FARGO & GRAND FORKS, N.D.(KVRR) — Essentia Health is making it easier for everyone to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. They are asking both patients and non-patients to visit MyChart online if you meet your state’s current eligibility criteria for the shots. MyChart was previously only available to patients of Essentia Health. If you do not have online access, you…

Every North Dakota eligible for Covid-19 vaccine by end of March

"I'm here to announce that starting on March 29th any North Dakotan who wishes to be vaccinated may receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they're age eligible."

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Anyone who wants a COVID-19 vaccine in North Dakota will be eligible to get one by the end of the month. “I’m here to announce that starting on March 29th any North Dakotan who wishes to be vaccinated may receive a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they’re age eligible,” North Dakota Department of Health’s Immunization Program…

Burgum receives first dose of Moderna vaccine

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday as North Dakota reached another pandemic milestone with all counties now having health care providers serving the Phase 1C vaccine priority group. The governor received the Moderna vaccine during a drive-through vaccine clinic at the Bismarck Event Center.  First Lady Kathryn Burgum also received her…

Gov. Tim Walz announces next steps in Minnesota’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

People with specific high-risk health conditions and targeted essential workers will be eligible in April

MINNESOTA (KVRR) – Minnesota’s vaccine plan moving forward focuses on those who’ve been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic: the elderly, those with underlying health conditions, BIPOC communities, and essential workers. Gov. Tim Walz says he wants 70% of Minnesotans 65 years and older vaccinated by the end of March. Vaccine eligibility will be expanded once that goal is reached. “This…

Social Distancing: Great Lengths For A Vaccine

Plus, hope in the form of potato chips

  COVID numbers are down a lot here in our region. North Dakota ranked 49th in new cases per capita in the U.S. this weekend. We were first for quite a while late last year. And things are starting to loosen up a little bit. Case in point, here at the station we’re starting to see things we haven’t seen…

More Than 24,000 Shots Given At Minnesota’s Vaccine Test Sites

ST. PAUL, Minn. — More than 9,000 Minnesotans got their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday. That brings the week’s total to more than 24,000 shots given at the nine vaccine pilot clinics across the state on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The clinics are initially serving adults 65 and older, and prekindergarten through grade 12 educators, staff, and…