Molly Howell

NDDOH Says Pediatric Vaccine Will Ease Up Hospital Capacity Statewide

"This will help us enter a into a new stage of the COVID-19 pandemic."

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) – North Dakota Department of Health officials discussed the availability of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines. “We would prevent over 18,000 cases, 80 hospitalizations, 42 cases of MIS-C, and 26 ICU admissions. And this is just for every million doses administered just to that 5 to 11 age group,” North Dakota Department of Health Immunization Director Molly Howell said….

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…

CDC changes quarantine guidelines for close contacts to Covid-19

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota’s Covid-19 numbers have improved a lot since the state’s surge in November. According to Governor Doug Burgum, North Dakota has 89 percent fewer coronavirus hospitalizations since then with 34 now. White House information shows the state is the lowest in the country in seven day positivity rate and 48th in deaths per capita. The Centers…

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…