vaccine

White House plans to vaccinate 5 to 11-year-olds, pending FDA approval for Pfizer

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The White House has unveiled its plan to vaccinate millions of kids ages 5 to 11 against the coronavirus. It’ll be put in motion as soon as the FDA approves Pfizer’s vaccine for that age group, which may happen as soon as the first week of November. Advisers to the FDA are scheduled to meet next…

Health officials urge flu shots as need to reduce hospitalizations continues

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — This flu season is expected to be worse than the unusually mild one we experienced last winter. Fewer people got the flu last winter because of COVID-19 prevention measures like wearing masks, social distancing, and traveling less. With many people back at work and school, this year will likely be different. “Get the COVID vaccine, get…

Grand Forks Public Health Relocates Its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) — Grand Forks Public Health has relocated its COVID-19 vaccination clinic from Hugo’s Family Marketplace to the Grand Cities Mall. You’ll find them in the former Christian Bookshelf location, between Ace Hardware and Play It Again Sports. The clinic is offering free shots to those 12 and older, Monday through Friday beginning at 12:30 p.m. and…

Minnesota health care workers sue to block vaccine mandate

MINNEAPOLIS – Nearly 200 Minnesota health workers are suing their employers to block a pending requirement that they be vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk getting fired. The lawsuit was filed in federal court late Monday against federal officials and about 20 providers that operate hospitals and clinics across Minnesota. It contends the lack of alternatives to vaccination infringes on the…

Federal panel rejects COVID-19 booster shots for most Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) – An influential federal advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans, dealing a heavy blow to the Biden administration’s effort to shore up people’s protection amid the highly contagious delta variant. The vote by the committee of outside experts assembled by the Food and Drug Administration was 16-2,…

Pfizer vaccine gets full FDA approval, local doctor doesn’t believe more people will get it

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Food and Drug Administration giving full approval to Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is what many in health care expected, but will that lead more people to getting their shot? “This will push people over the edge to go get the vaccine because it is our, our best protection,” Former Acting FDA Commissioner Retired Admiral Brett Giroir…

University of Minnesota vaccine mandate takes effect with FDA’s approval

MINNEAPOLIS – The University of Minnesota is among hundreds of colleges nationwide in requiring a COVID-19 vaccination for students and staff at its five campuses. The mandate went into effect because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given final approval to a coronavirus vaccine, not just emergency use status. Faculty and staff at the Twin Cities, Duluth, Rochester, Crookston…

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine gets full FDA approval

The FDA has never before had so much evidence to judge a shot’s safety.

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. has given full approval to the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision on Monday may help lift public confidence in vaccinations as the nation battles the most contagious coronavirus mutant yet. The FDA has never before had so much evidence to judge a shot’s safety. More than 200 million doses…

Move-In Day For Students At Concordia Where Masks Will Be Required In Class

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia College in Moorhead is requiring face masks in all classes, labs and studios beginning on the first day of class which is Thursday. Students spent the day getting moved into the college to get ready for the start of classes. They head off Monday to “Hands For Change” service projects around the community. Concordia is also…

Parents calling for masks mandates across all schools

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Parents who are for mask requirements in schools are saying enough is enough when it comes to student safety. The Community Alliance for Responsible Education is made up of parents representing every metro area school district. They are asking for mask mandates throughout FM metro schools. Concerns over not having kids wear masks include having to…