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Priority group in Phase 1B receives first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

"Happy. Yeah, very happy. Good."

FARGO, N.D. – Sanford Health moves into COVID-19 vaccinations for the general public age 75 and older with underlying health conditions. Erwin and Jean Beikle received a call that many are anxiously waiting to get. It was their turn to get the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. “Happy. Yeah, very happy. Good,” Erwin and Jean Beilke said. Erwin and Jean are 90…

With COVID-19 vaccinations on the rise it raises concerns among some

"These vaccines appear very effective and very safe particularly as we're giving more and more of them across the country."

FARGO, N.D. — With more people receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, some in the public may be wondering whether or not the vaccines are safe. “There’s a lot of myths around vaccines in general, but I would urge people to get their information either from a healthcare provider that they trust that has knowledge of this,” Sanford Health Vice President and Chief…

Sanford Health workers receive second dose of Pfizer the vaccine

"From my personal standpoint I feel wonderful, the fact that this vaccine is available."

FARGO, N.D. — It’s been three weeks since healthcare workers in North Dakota started to get a sense of relief. After the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, medical staff at Sanford Health received their first rounds of the Pfizer vaccine. Now 21 days later, those who received the first dose are able to complete the vaccination requirements and receive their second…

Three-year-old Fargo boy battling brain tumor undergoes chemotherapy

"There's still the possibility for it to continue to grow but they removed as much as they possibly could down to just a little bit left."

FARGO, N.D. — A young boy is showing signs of strength after spending the new year undergoing chemotherapy. At just 3 years old, Teddy Danielson is full of energy, but just a few months back, his parents noticed something wasn’t quite right. “It started at the beginning of October, he threw up a couple of times at daycare, and then…

SD nurse gets surprised with proposal while administering Covid-19 vaccine to partner

At the end of the proposal, Cortes not only received his vaccine, but also a big yes from his new fiancee.

CANTON, S.D. –┬áSanford Health employees are ringing in the new year with a little extra love. Eric Vanderlee, a registered nurse, has been helping give COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline workers. When it was time for his long term partner to receive his dose, Vanderlee noticed something odd. Robby Vargas-Cortes pulled off the end of the year surprise by taping an…

Sanford Health to open new Children’s Safety Store

The store is located inside Sanford Children's Southwest Clinic on 13th Avenue South in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Sanford Health is opening a new Children’s Safety Store to help prevent childhood injuries across Fargo-Moorhead. The center opens January 4th and will educate parents on how to create a safe environment for their children. Items like bike helmets, car seats and life jackets are available at cost, which makes them more affordable than ones sold…

Sanford Health updates on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The major health system talked over a Zoom call

FARGO, N.D.- Sanford Health is giving us new details on the COVID-19 vaccine. Sanford says it will continue to see rollouts of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines through the end of the month and into the new year. Healthcare workers are still being vaccinated as the first part of its plan. Out of the health care system’s almost 10,000 employees,…

Sanford Health and Essentia Health receive thank you cards from the community

United Way Cass Clay launched its High Fives for Healthcare Heroes campaign for people to write a card to healthcare workers.

FARGO, N.D.- United Way of Cass Clay delivers cards sent by community members to healthcare workers from Sanford Health and Essentia Health to say thank you to for all they do. Kayla Jossund has been working as a registered nurse at Essentia Health for two years. She says when COVID-19 first hit, a lot of uncertainty filled the hospitals because…

Sanford Health To Give Health Workers COVID-19 Vaccine Monday Afternoon

FARGO, N.D. — (KFGO) Sanford Heath announced Sunday night that they are planning to administer their first COVID vaccinations Monday afternoon. According to the press release; if the shipment arrived as scheduled Monday morning they will give the┬ávery first COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline health care workers. The will happen at both Sanford Health Fargo and Sanford Health Bismarck around 1…

Sanford Health thanks military nurses with challenge coins

The coins symbolize the efforts of military personnel lending their support to hospitals during the pandemic

FARGO, N.D. — Military nurses who are deployed to help out throughout local hospitals are thanked for their services at Sanford Health. The military nurses were gifted challenge coins as a sign of appreciation for their efforts in working the front lines in such trying times. On the front side of the coin there is a symbol of the Lorraine…