DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

ND Dept. of Health officials say it’s too soon to sound alarm on Omicron

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health says it has not issued a state of emergency for the Omicron Covid-19 variant now that it has been detected in California. They traveled to South Africa on November 22nd and tested positive for the coronavirus on Monday. “It’s too soon to know exactly how this is going to behave,…

ND Dept. of Health shares difficulties ahead in vaccinating adolescents

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health shares why it’s so important to get 12 to 15 year olds vaccinated for Covid-19 now that the Pfizer vaccine is available to them. Health experts say children often show no symptoms or mild symptoms. They can also get multi system inflammatory syndrome which can lead to neurological disorders. North…

No cases of blood clot issues from Covid-19 vaccines reported in MN & ND

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA (KVRR) – The North Dakota and Minnesota departments of health are not aware of any cases of blood clot issues with people who have gotten the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. The departments advise health providers to follow the federal pause of that vaccine. The only safety concern identified with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are…

Two North Dakotans get allergic reactions to Covid-19 vaccine

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health announces two people have gotten suspected allergic reactions after receiving the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. Health officials say they had no history of anaphylactic reactions and the two incidences were unrelated. The reactions were discovered during the 15 minute post-vaccination observation period recommended by the CDC. NDDOH says both recovered and were…

First week of COVID-19 immunizations has wrapped up in North Dakota

The state has received 21,000 total doses, with 7,800 from Pfizer and 13,200 from Moderna

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — 8,463 of vulnerable North Dakotans, including health care workers and people living in long term care facilities, have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “So far, things are definitely going as expected. We still have to get to additional priority groups, but so far I think the first week went well,” says North Dakota…

North Dakota Covid-19 deaths climb to more than 700

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – The North Dakota Department of Health reports 1,441 new COVID-19 cases and 10 new deaths since Thursday. There are 10,486 active cases in the state. 293 people are hospitalized. Cass County reported the most new cases, with 253. So far, 707 people in North Dakota have died. BY THE NUMBERS  11,876 – Total Tests from Yesterday* 985,273 –…

Gov. Burgum, NDDOH submit COVID-19 vaccination plan to CDC

It is still unknown who will be prioritized for the vaccine or when it will be available

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum along with the North Dakota Department of Health have submitted the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan to the CDC. The plan outlines how a future COVID-19 vaccine will be prioritized, equitably allocated, distributed and administered in North Dakota. Key areas addressed in the plan include enrollment of health care providers to administer vaccines, storage and…

MN health officials say what may happen if Greater MN has expanded reopening

MINNESOTA – Minnesota health officials say there may have to be additional restrictions for Greater Minnesota to reopen quicker than the Twin Cities metro area. Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says she doesn’t disagree that there are fewer coronavirus cases in rural Minnesota. She adds the governor would have to look into adding travel restrictions between regions if he…