VACCINATION

U.S. recommends “pause” in Johnson & Johnson vaccine to investigate blood clotting issues

WASHINGTON – The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots. In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating clots in six women that occurred in the days after vaccination. The clots were…

WATCH: President Biden wants every adult to be eligible for vaccine by May 1

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden is outlining his plan to make all adult Americans eligible for vaccination by May 1 and get the nation back “closer to normal” by the Fourth of July. Biden is addressing the nation Thursday evening, one year into the coronavirus pandemic. He said of the virus, which has killed more than 530,000 Americans and…

Minnesota can expect phase one of vaccine distributions as early as next week

Even with a vaccine in site, the governor insists precautionary measures still must be taken.

MINNESOTA – Governor Tim Walz discusses Minnesota’s plan for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations in the state. “Exactly how long we’re going to need to be keeping six feet apart and avoiding close crowds and wearing masks – we don’t know any of that yet,” says  Minnesota Health Department Commissioner Jan Malcolm. What we know is the state of Minnesota…

Fargo Cass Public Health to Hold Flu Shot Friday Event

The North Dakota Department of Health says it is not too late to get a flu shot.

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Cass Public Health hopes to increase flu vaccination rates with a walk-in Flu Shot Friday event on January 10. The event is in response to the North Dakota Department of Health’s reported increase in influenza activity. The event will be from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Linden Room at Fargo Cass Public Health. Flu shots will…

Minnesota Lawmaker Proposes Anti-Vaxx Parents to See Doctor Before Making Final Health Care Decisions

He is introducing a proposal that parents need to visit with a doctor before not vaccinating their children

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — After a measles outbreak over the summer prompted several discussions over childhood vaccinations, a Minnesota lawmaker wants parents to see a doctor before opting to not vaccinate. The Department of Health says nearly 80 people were hit hard with the measles outbreak and State Representative Mike Freiberg says he wants parents who are considering not…

ND Dept. of Health Encouraging Flu Shots for All

It is National Influenza Vaccination Week

  NORTH DAKOTA — The North Dakota Department of Health is encouraging all North Dakotans to get their flu shot this week. It is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Health officials say everyone six months and older should be vaccinated, regardless of age or health status. It is especially important for people who are at greater risk of complications from the…

Minnesota Anti-Vax Mom: Dying from Disease is “Part of the Plan”

Parents must fill out paperwork with the school if they are rejecting vaccinations for health or religious reasons

  ROCHESTER, Minn. — More than 70 students in a Minnesota School District have been ordered to leave school after they failed to provide documentation that shows they are up to date on their vaccinations. Rochester Public School Board members say they are cracking down on a state law that requires students be vaccinated for diseases such as measles, mumps…