Tag: vaccine

Students Who Want Vaccine Should Do So Soon to Avoid Quarantines When School Starts

Ada, MN — With the start of school roughly six weeks away, Norman-Mahnomen Public Health is encouraging students who want to be vaccinated to get the shot now if they want to avoid risking quarantines, especially for those involved in sports and extra-curricular activities. Tracy Johnson, school nurse for Ada-Borup-West and Norman County East Schools,…
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July 28, 2021 0

Koochiching County Vaccine numbers slightly low.

County Health and Human Services Director Kathy LaFrance. LaFrance reported that the number of people getting Vaccines in the county has fallen off compared to when vaccines were first available. “We were hoping to see a lot of young people, but that is the population most likely not to get a vaccination,” she said. “That…
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July 6, 2021 0

Moderna or Pfizer for Second Doses

As per the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) guidance, the Pfizer and ModernaCOVID-19 vaccines can be interchanged for first and second doses.For second doses, the public may not receive the same brand of mRNA vaccine as their first dose,depending on supply at the local clinic. “Using a different brand of vaccine to complete a…
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June 9, 2021 0

Traill District Health Unit Talks Moving Forward Post Pandemic

Hillsboro, ND — Traill County appears to be back in “new normal” conditions with the end of their mask mandate, businesses restrictions removed, and vaccinations on the rise. According to Traill District Health Unit, roughly 60% of the county have received their first dose and around 50% have completed the vaccination process. Brenda Stallman with…
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May 20, 2021 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Now Vaccinating 12-15 Age Group

Ada, MN — Norman-Mahnomen Public Health had a successful first week of vaccinations for their youngest age group of those between 12 and 15. A week ago it was announced that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was safe for that age group and Public Health immediately began taking appointments and will continue to do so with…
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May 19, 2021 0

Essentia Health to hold public webinar regarding COVID-19 Vaccine

Essentia Health will host a public webinar to emphasize the importance of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, clarify vaccine myths and highlight recent COVID-19 trends and the prevalence of variants. The live on-line forum will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. The public hour-long event can be accessed by visiting https://tinyurl.com/58m6pdsn. There will be presentations from…
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April 11, 2021 0

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

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