IMMUNIZATIONS

Essentia Health partners with West Fargo Public Schools for student vaccinations

"That partnership with West Fargo Public Schools to try to get kids back to as normal activities as possible."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Children 12 and older throughout the metro are one step closer to becoming fully vaccinated against COVID-19. West Fargo Public Schools alongside Essentia Health are partnering up for a student vaccination clinic. The vaccines are available inside the former Gorman’s building to anyone throughout the community who meets eligibility requirements. Children 12 and older must be…

Sen. Klobuchar & health experts address decline in immunizations & possible dangers

A CDC report showed a "notable decrease" for childhood vaccinations in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic.

MINNESOTA – There are many things that have taken a backseat since the pandemic started. One of those is some parents not keeping up to date with their children’s vaccines. “During those heavy months of pandemic time, the end of March, April and May, we had a significant decrease in the number of kids that were coming in for well…

NDDoH reminds parents to stay up to date on immunizations despite COVID-19

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health is reminding parents to keep their children up to date on immunizations before the next school year. North Dakota state law requires students in kindergarten through 12th grade to meet a minimum number of required immunizations before they can attend school. The number of immunizations decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic as parents were…

NDDoH Reminds Parents to Vaccinate Children Before October 1

Children who are not in compliance by October 1 will be excluded from school for not meeting requirements.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Department of Health is reminding parents to make sure their children are up-to-date on immunizations. North Dakota state law requires students in grades K-12 to meet a minimum number of required immunizations before they can attend school. Children who are not in compliance, either up-to-date or have a signed exemption form, by October 1 will be…

LIVE: One Last Shot, Kids Without Vaccinations Could Be Kept Out Of School

ND Department Of Health Making Push To Get Your Shots Before School Starts

  This back-to-school season don’t forget to get your kids their shots, or else they might be kept out of class. August is National Immunization Awareness Month. The North Dakota Department of Health is making a push to get students vaccinated before they head back to class. Students need vaccines from Kindergarten all the way into High School. And if…

Fargo Cass Public Health Offers Up Flu Shots Throughout the Winter

"Flu Shot Fridays" have been held for the last few weeks

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Fargo Cass Public Health is doing its part to make sure people steer clear of the flu this winter. It hosted the latest installment of their “Flu Shot Friday” series by giving people a chance to walk in and get a flu shot. Doctors say getting the annual vaccine is the best way to avoid contracting the seasonal…

State Leaders Would Like All Students to Have Vaccines up to Date

A North Dakota state law requires all students to have their immunizations in order to attend school

FARGO, ND — The new school year is just around the corner and parents are being encouraged to get their kids in for vaccines a little early. The North Dakota Department of Health wants to make sure that students’ immunizations are up to date. State law requires that students meet minimum immunization requirements before they can attend school. State leaders…

Minnesota Lawmaker Working to Make it Harder for Parents to Opt Out of Vaccinations

DFL Rep. Mike Freiberg of Golden Valley hopes the ongoing measles outbreak will convince lawmakers to make changes

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — There are almost 70 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota so far this year. Now, a state lawmaker is hoping to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. Nearly 2,000 kindergartners weren’t immunized against measles this year because their parents presented a notarized statement to avoid vaccination. DFL Rep. Mike…