vaccine

ND women share experiences of taking part in COVID-19 vaccine trial

Both women joined the trial at the end of October/beginning of November.

NORTH DAKOTA – Two North Dakota women take part in the COVID-19 vaccine trial. Danielle Pinnick has seen firsthand the impact COVID-19 has had on her friends and family. Being part of the COVID-19 vaccine trial was just a way for her to make sure no family has to suffer the loss of a loved one. “I thought it was…

Sanford Health To Give Health Workers COVID-19 Vaccine Monday Afternoon

FARGO, N.D. — (KFGO) Sanford Heath announced Sunday night that they are planning to administer their first COVID vaccinations Monday afternoon. According to the press release; if the shipment arrived as scheduled Monday morning they will give the very first COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline health care workers. The will happen at both Sanford Health Fargo and Sanford Health Bismarck around 1…

FDA approves emergency use of Pzier COVID-19 vaccine

UNITED STATES — The FDA approves emergency use of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. Shots will begin a few days after the decision. The FDA called the vaccine from Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech safe and strongly protective. Initial doses are scarce and rationed, with health workers and those living in long term care first in line. Enough for the…

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…

COVID-19 vaccine likely coming to North Dakota week of December 14th

Vaccines will be available from pharmacies, public health and private health care providers

NORTH DAKOTA — The North Dakota Department of Health says two COVID-19 vaccines could make their way to the state this month. The FDA will discuss approving Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer vaccine next Thursday. Discussions about Moderna will take place the following week. “A vaccine will likely be in North Dakota the week of December 14th, and providers…

Sanford talks its role in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The COVID vaccine is coming soon, and Sanford is getting prepared to handle it

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford Health is working hard to prepare its hospitals and clinics for the COVID-19 vaccine. Sanford has been in contact with governments across the states to make sure the facilities are ready to handle the vaccine. It’s still waiting on final details, like how much will be distributed to its locations. Each state will have its own…

ND State Health Council talks COVID-19 vaccine, contact tracing & mask mandate

ND is expected to see a vaccine for COVID-19 in December

BISMARCK, N.D.- Two vaccines for the coronavirus are completing their trials. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will both be up to 94% effective. That’s compared to the flu vaccine which is around 30 -50% effective. “We are anticipating we could have a vaccine in the state by early or mid December possibly. And likely Pfizer will be one of the…

Developing COVID-19 vaccine is nearing end of clinical trials

Paul Carson is the Medical Director of the NDSU Center for Immunization Research and Education and says the FDA is under pressure to be as transparent as possible when it comes to informing the public.

FARGO, N.D. — According to a PEW Research Center poll completed in September, 49% of people say they either probably would not or definitely would not get the COVID-19 vaccine if it were available. Some experts wish people would have more hope. Dr. Paul Carson is the Medical Director of the NDSU Center for Immunization Research and Education and says…

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,…