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Sanford Health Is Offering Flu Shots as Flu Season Nears

There are 15 Reported Cases Of The Flu So Far in Cass County.

CASS COUNTY, N.D – Flu season is fast approaching. The flu is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May. It can cause fever and chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, and runny or stuffy nose. Infants and young children, people 65 years of age and older, pregnant women, and…

North Dakota Children and Teens Under New Requirements for Vaccines

This is a change from only children beginning school needed the vaccine

  NORTH DAKOTA — There are new requirements when it comes to vaccinations for children in North Dakota. Starting January 1, all children who are in day cares will be required to be vaccinated against hepatitis B. This is a change from only children beginning school needed the vaccine. In the 2018 school year, students in grades 11 and 12…

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…

North Dakota Flu Cases on the Rise Early this Year

As of the end of last week, there had been 124 cases statewide, with 10 hospitalizations

  NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota health officials are seeing a higher-than-normal amount of flu activity for this time of year. As of the end of last week, there had been 124 cases statewide, with 10 hospitalizations. Two-thirds of the cases were in Cass, Burleigh, Morton and Stark counties. Nearly half of the state’s counties have reported cases. The Health…

Minnesota Nurses Association Considering Action Against Essentia Health for Firing Nurses Over Flu Shots

Health care workers are not required by state law to get the flu vaccine, but hospital officials say it all comes down to patient safety. KMSP Fox 9's Maury Glover has more from Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. — The Minnesota Nurses Association says they are filing grievances after nurses with Essentia Health were fired after they did not get their flu shot by the hospital’s deadline. Health care workers are not required by state law to get the flu vaccine, but hospital officials say it all comes down to patient safety. “Minnesota Nurses Association is…

Health Officials Encourage Flu Shot Vaccinations Now

Flu season runs from October to May

FARGO, ND — State health officials say cases of the flu are already popping up in counties all over North Dakota. Some of the top health officials in the country say this year’s flu season may be one of the toughest yet and that’s why they are encouraging people to get their flu vaccinations. “The flu began about a month…

How Local Health Officials are Working to Prevent Measles Outbreak

Measles is spreading across Minnesota and local health officials are taking precautions in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn.– From January 1 to April 22, 61 people from 10 states were reported to have measles. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, there are a total of 58 measles cases in Hennepin, Ramsey, Crow Wing and Le Seur County. At least 55 cases are in children and three are in adults. However, health officials in Clay County…

Minnesota Group Says They’re Not Anti-Vaxx, Just Here to Inform

The state health department is encouraging many of the families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Measles cases in Minnesota are continuing to rise, especially in the Somali community. The state health department is encouraging many of the families in the targeted community to get vaccinations for their children. But another group is urging them to consider the risks of the vaccine. The Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota organized a public meeting to…

Flu Season Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

The 2016-17 North Dakota flu season can last into May

FARGO, N.D. — The calendar says Spring officially begins on Monday, but the flu season rages on in North Dakota. The state Department of Health says that the season can stretch into the month of May. Health officials say that although one strain of the bug may be fading away this season, other strains are still around. Even at this…

Health Officials Urge Women to Get Screened for Cervical Cancer

A local nurse practitioner recommends women start getting pap smears at 21 years old

January is Cervical Cancer awareness month. Cass County health officials say getting screened and vaccinated are the best ways to prevent cervical cancer. Fargo Cass Public Health says each year, 12,000 women in the U.S. get cervical cancer, and 4,000 of them die. They say 93% of those cases were preventable by screenings and HPV vaccinations. Audrey Eckes, a nurse…