vaccine

No vaccine, no service? Local attorney says “vaccine passports” are legal

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – As COVID-19 vaccinations continue ramping up, a local legal expert weighs in on the so-called “vaccine passports.” Some businesses, universities and airlines have already begun asking customers for proof of vaccination. Labor and Employment Law Attorney Lisa Edison-Smith with Vogel Law in Fargo says businesses have the right to require vaccination proof from both customers and…

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Set For Fargo, Moorhead & Grand Forks

Essentia Health to continue to offer walk-ins this week in Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — Free community clinics to get the COVID-19 vaccine are being offered in Fargo, Moorhead and Grand Forks this week. In Fargo at the former Gordmans, those 16 and older can get the Pfizer Vaccine on Tuesday from 9-7. Those 18 and older can get a Johnson & Johnson, single-dose shot, on Thursday from 2-7. Sign up at…

NDSU hosts first COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus

About 600 people that are part of the NDSU community got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Sanford Health partners with North Dakota State University to offer hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines to students, faculty and staff. The first-ever COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus took place Wednesday at the SHAC. Gloomy skies weren’t overshadowing the excitement and hope filling the air on campus. “I know students were incredibly excited to have this opportunity to…

Walz And Pawlenty Get COVID-19 Vaccine As Minnesota Hits Milestone

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) and Gov. Tim Walz (D) get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 VaccineST. PAUL, Minn. — A milestone in Minnesota: one million Minnesotans have completed the vaccination process. It comes on the same day Gov. Tim Walz and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty each got the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Vikings’ Twin Cities Orthopedics…

Program seeks to educate staff at assisted living facilities about COVID-19 vaccines

The first set of presentations took place at Bethany Retirement Living on University Drive

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A pilot program launched by NDSU aims to educate employees at assisted living facilities about the importance of getting vaccinated. Tiffeny Hestdalen is an Infection Preventionist for Bethany Retirement Living. As you can imagine, she’s kept busy this past year. “It’s been definitely a whirlwind. It’s really made us rethink everything that we’re doing and how…

Sanford Health prepares to open up vaccine appointments to the general public

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Sanford Health Vice President Dr. Doug Griffin says the healthcare system has completed its list of vaccine invitations for those in priority groups. Sanford is preparing to open appointments to everyone beginning next Monday following Gov. Doug Burgum’s announcement to open up vaccinations to the general public. Dr. Griffin says Sanford has seen its vaccine shipments…

Fargo Mask Mandate Set To Expire As Active Cases Rise In Cass County

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D. —  Fargo’s mask mandate ends Monday while Cass County continues to lead North Dakota in active cases with 285. Cass is well ahead of any other county in the state. Last Sunday the county had 198 active cases. State health officials report one new COVID-19 death and 49…

Transitioning “back to normal” as vaccinations continue to increase in our region

FARGO, N.D. — This week, Sanford Health is getting its biggest shipment of COVID-19 vaccines thus far. Sanford Health Vice President Dr. Doug Griffin says the healthcare system is receiving around 5,000 doses between North Dakota and Minnesota. As of Tuesday, 14% of North Dakotans and 13% percent of Minnesotans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. “Looking forward to another busy…

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…