Category: Access Health

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Available in Norman County this Friday

Twin Valley, MN — Supply is currently outweighing demand for the COVID-19 vaccine in Norman County, according to local public health officials. Norman-Mahnomen Public Health has been offering the Moderna vaccine, but this week is turning their emphasis to assisting a local pharmacy who will be offering the highly anticipated Johnson and Johnson “one and…
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April 8, 2021 0

COVID-19 Vaccine Available to All Minnesotans 16+ Starting Tuesday

Minnesota, MN — Governor Tim Walz announced today that all Minnesotans 16 years of age and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination beginning Tuesday, March 30. The final eligibility expansion comes as the federal government has promised an increased supply of vaccine by April. By expanding eligibility to all Minnesotans, providers across the state…
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March 29, 2021 0

NMPH Encouraging Anyone Seeking a Vaccine to Get Registered for Waiting List

Ada, MN — Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is again strongly encouraging anyone in Norman County who would like to get the COVID-19 vaccination, regardless of what priority group they fall under, to contact them to get registered. Depending on the vaccine allotments each week, Public Health Director Sarah Kjono says they have been able to call…
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March 25, 2021 0

Spring Allergies Can Lead to Pinkeye

Ada, MN — For some springtime means fresh air, green grass, and blooming plants, but for others it means coughing, sneezing, and itchy eyes. That’s right…it’s allergy season! Dr. Dave Soleng of the Valley Vision Clinic in Ada says allergies are very common once the snow melts, and he encourages allergy sufferers to be proactive…
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March 23, 2021 0

NMPH Talks Guidance for Those Who Are Fully Vaccinated

Ada, MN — More than 1,200 people in Norman County and 1,600 in Mahnomen County have now completed the 2nd dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine and are ready to move on with their life without the fear of COVID-19, but can they? The CDC recently released their guidance providing recommendation for what fully vaccinated individuals…
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March 19, 2021 0

NMPH Director Reflects on One Year of COVID-19 Pandemic

Ada, MN — It’s been a year since COVID-19 became an official global pandemic and the world as we knew it changed. Schools went into distance learning, people were working from home, bars and restaurants shut down, and initially there were still many unknowns about the coronavirus and how it spread. We reflected on this…
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March 15, 2021 0

March is National Nutrition Month

Ada, MN — March is National Nutrition Month and Kristy Rott with Norman-Mahnomen Public Health joined us on the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program recently to talk about the three sources of nutrients that make up our diet. Those three sources include protein, carbohydrates, and dietary fat. Rott says of those three nutrients, we should be the…
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March 8, 2021 0

Traill County District Health Hosting Vaccination Clinics in Hillsboro & Portland This Week

Hillsboro, ND — Traill District Health Unit has announced plans for two COVID-19 vaccination clinics for Traill County residents this week. The first of which will be held at the Hillsboro Armory this Thursday, March 11th from 1-4pm. The next will be held at the Portland Norseman Hall on Friday, March 12th from 12-3pm. Those…
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March 8, 2021 0

Essentia Health in Fosston Now Offering Hearing Aid Services

Fosston, MN — David Wey , Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser with Essentia Health, will be setting up shop on March 9th and March 23rd at Essentia Health in Fosston to be offering hearing aids and hearing aid services from all manufacturers.  Wey says hearing loss effects people of all age and in different ways. He…
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March 3, 2021 0

All VA Enrolled Veterans Now Eligible to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine at Fargo VA

Fargo, ND — On February 25, and 26 and March 3, 4, and 5, all Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare, regardless of age, are eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at the Fargo VA Medical Center (2101 Elm St. N., Fargo). This expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility is ONLY available on Feb. 25, and 26 and…
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February 25, 2021 0