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ND Department of Health discusses COVID-19 breakthrough cases

"We will have breakthrough cases, it's inevitable and no vaccine is perfect."

NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR) — The North Dakota Department of Health is discussing breakthrough and reinfection data concerning COVID-19. As more people receive their vaccines against COVID-19 some who are fully vaccinated are testing positive for the virus. Health officials are calling those breakthrough cases. “A breakthrough case is an individual that tests positive for COVID-19 after they are fully vaccinated….

Fargo’s vaccination rate is 50 percent

The virtual meeting gives people an update on where we stand in the Covid 19 pandemic and vaccinations

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Fargo Cass Public Health says the city is nearing a Covid-19 vaccination milestone despite a change in vaccinations. Earlier this week the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was put on pause. Six people out of the more than six million who received the vaccine developed blood clots. Fargo Cass Public Health says they had to make some…

NDSU Opens Second Vaccination Clinic

Sanford Health provides 1,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines to NDSU

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota State University opens its second vaccination site on campus. “When the CDC and FDA announcement came out about the pause in the Johnson and Johnson vaccine administration, they switched very quickly over to the Pfizer vaccine,” NDSU Department of Public Health Project Coordinator Kylie Hall said. The university swapped vaccines at the last minute…

Essentia Health & Sanford Health share how J&J vaccine pause impacts ND & MN

"The incidents out of 6.8 million doses only have six reported cases. Again, it's exceedingly rare and how to even know if the two are related."

NORTH DAKOTA & MINNESOTA (KVRR) – As the FDA and CDC pause the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, local health care facilities are following their guidance. “The incidents out of 6.8 million doses only have six reported cases. Again, it’s exceedingly rare and how to even know if the two are related,” Essentia Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Richard Vetter said….

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…

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…

Major vaccination improvements by summer in Cass County

"With the Johnson and Johnson coming out we think we'll get more people vaccinated and what we're beginning to think is we may have our population vaccinated by the end of June."

CASS CO., N.D. (KVRR) — A legislative conversation with Cass County legislators and local leaders quickly turns to talk about the COVID vaccines. The most important topic to arise from the virtual session raised the question of where the county stands in terms of vaccinations. Fargo Mayor Doctor Tim Mahoney says no vaccine is being wasted and with the Johnson…

Jury Awards Woman who Sued Johnson and Johnson Over Baby Powder $417 Million

A spokesperson for the company says their products are safe and will be appealing the jury's decision

  NATIONAL — A jury is ordering Johnson and Johnson to pay a California woman $417 million dollars and the other trials the company is facing are far from over. The woman filed a lawsuit against the company saying Johnson and Johnson failed to warn their customers that the talcum in their baby powder has potential cancer risks if it…