vaccine

Sanford Health provides new options to get flu vaccine

Vaccination 'blitzes' provide safer and easier ways to stay protected

FARGO, N.D. – Flu season is upon us and Sanford Health is making it safer and easier than ever for you to receive your flu shot this year. The pull up vaccinations are happening at the Fargodome between 9 a.m. and Noon this Saturday. This will allow people to remain at a safe distance while receiving their annual flu vaccination,…

KVRR Talks To Health Secretary About COVID-19 Vaccine Progress

FARGO, N.D. — In an interview with KVRR, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says three coronavirus vaccine trials are in phase three or the final stage. More than 30-thousand people are in each trial which Azar says is unprecedented in size. “We think it is very credible that by the end of this year we’ll have the high…

Sen. Smith wants to make a future coronavirus vaccine free

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Senator Tina Smith introduces a bill that would make a coronavirus vaccine free once it is available. The Free Covid-19 Treatment Act would provide states the option and financial incentive to expand Medicaid to cover the cost of coronavirus treatment for those without insurance. It would also waive cost-sharing for coronavirus treatment and medically necessary items and services…

A Team From The CDC Meets With The NDHD For COVID-19 Vaccine Planning

According to the Health Department there are three candidate vaccines, with one in phase three.

BISMARCK, N.D.- North Dakota was selected primarily because of the state’s immunization program, the CDC’s interest in coming to a rural state, and also to engage with the tribal nation. The teams have spent time discussing the ins and outs of the program as well as the assumptions. According to the Health Department there are three candidate vaccines, with one…

Healthcare workers may be among first to get coronavirus vaccine

Sanford says they've begun initial planning of what a mass vaccine roll out in North Dakota might look like.

FARGO, ND – New vaccines for COVID-19 are being acquired by the U.S. Government for wide spread distribution, just as soon as they can finish Phase 3 trials. The government is planning to distribute 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer some time in late 2020. The vaccine must pass Phase 3 trials. According to Sanford, those trials…

Sen. Klobuchar & health experts address decline in immunizations & possible dangers

A CDC report showed a "notable decrease" for childhood vaccinations in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic.

MINNESOTA – There are many things that have taken a backseat since the pandemic started. One of those is some parents not keeping up to date with their children’s vaccines. “During those heavy months of pandemic time, the end of March, April and May, we had a significant decrease in the number of kids that were coming in for well…

WATCH LIVE: President Trump to Discuss Development of Coronavirus Vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP)–President Donald Trump is set to name a former pharmaceutical executive to lead his administration’s all-out effort to produce and distribute a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year. A senior administration official says Moncef Slaoui, a former GlaxoSmithKline executive, will lead “Operation Warp Speed,” Trump’s push to accelerate the vaccine development process for COVID-19. Slaoui is to…

Health Experts See A Decrease In Parents Bringing Their Kids For Routine Care

They say it's important for parents to stick to the routine vaccine schedule.

FARGO, N.D. – While in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say they don’t need to be dealing with additional outbreaks of other infectious diseases. They say it’s important for parents to stick to the routine vaccine schedule, especially for kids 2 and under. They are still seeing kids for routine vaccinations and making sure to keep the clinics…

LIVE: Trump News Conference on Coronavirus US Threat

President Donald J. Trump addresses the coronavirus threat during a news conference. Tune in to Fox News Channel for live coverage. Posted by Fox News on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 WASHINGTON–President Donald Trump says he’ll discuss the coronavirus threat at a White House news conference. The session comes a day after he sought to minimize fears of the virus spreading…

Fargo Cass Public Health Hosts A Walk-In Flu Clinic

There has been an increase of Influenza cases in the area.

FARGO, N.D. – After the holiday season, Fargo Cass wants to remind people it’s not too late to get a flu shot. There have been 25-hundred reported cases of influenza in North Dakota, where as this time last year there were 870. There have been 27 pediatric deaths nationwide due to influenza this year. “The single most important thing to…