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NDDoH releases statement on FDA authorization of second booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 11:00 am

Categories: Coronavirus, General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized second booster doses of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for individuals ages 50 & older, and those ages 12 and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised (weakened immune system).


March 20-26 is National Poison Prevention Week

Monday, March 21, 2022

Categories: General, Healthy Living, Injury and Violence Prevention

Did you know, even though almost half of the calls to poison centers are about children, poisonings in teens and adults tend to be some of the more serious cases? That’s why your poison center has information for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly.


NDDoH announces changes to COVID-19 dashboards

Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 11:00 am

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) will be making changes to the type of data displayed on the Coronavirus Dashboard and the frequency of updates on the Coronavirus Dashboard and the COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard. The changes, effective on Friday, March 18, align with the current state of the pandemic and with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Level framework released in late February.  


Burgum: Pandemic response shifts toward endemic status as COVID-19 trends improve

Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 10:30 am

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

As COVID-19 trends continue to improve and the second anniversary of the first recorded case in North Dakota approaches, Gov. Doug Burgum today announced that the State of North Dakota is preparing for a shift toward an endemic status in the future.

 

“In North Dakota, we have used a common-sense, data-driven approach to protecting the vulnerable, preserving individual freedoms and saving lives and livelihoods throughout the pandemic. We’ve provided information in innovative ways so that each individual has access to resources and education to make informed decisions about their health,” Burgum said.  “As we prepare to shift into a new phase and learn to live with this virus, we have resources and tools that were not available two years ago. Research, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, antivirals and at-home test kits have changed what we know about the virus and how we respond in our communities.”


Abbot recall of powdered infant formula expanded

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 10:00 am

Categories: General

Abbott is voluntarily recalling one lot of Similac PM 60/40 (lot # 27032K80 (can) /27032K800 (case)) manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. This is in addition to lots of Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powder formula that were voluntarily recalled on Feb. 17. The action comes after learning of the death of an infant who tested positive for Cronobacter sakazakii and who we were informed had consumed Similac PM 60/40 from this lot. This case is under investigation, and at this time the cause of the infant’s Cronobacter sakazakii infection has not been determined.


February is American Heart Month

Monday, February 28, 2022 at 10:00 am

Categories: General, Healthy Living

February is American Heart Month, a month to raise awareness about heart disease and prevention. To reduce heart disease illness and death, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Division of Health Promotion wants residents to know their blood pressure numbers and work to keep their blood pressure under control.


NDDoH issues advisory to check powdered infant formula after the manufacturer announces voluntary product recall

Friday, February 18, 2022 at 03:45 pm

Categories: General, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) issued an advisory for parents and caregivers to check their powdered infant formulas after manufacturer Abbott Nutrition issued a voluntary product recall on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022.


NDDoH distributing free at-home COVID-19 tests statewide

Monday, February 14, 2022 at 11:00 am

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Healthy Living, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) today announced it will make more than 1.5 million at-home COVID-19 test kits available statewide.


February is designated as Children’s Dental Health Month

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 03:00 pm

Categories: General, Healthy Living

February is designated nationally as Children’s Dental Health Month. The month-long health observance brings together dental professionals, health care providers and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.


NDDoH offering Emergency Recruitment Program

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 11:00 pm

Categories: Emergency Response, General

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is offering an Emergency Recruitment Program to encourage individuals to pursue careers working in skilled nursing facilities as a Temporary Nurse Aide and Certified Nurse Aide.