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North Dakota Department of Health encourages prevention and risk reduction during Diabetes Awareness Month

Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 11:00 pm

Categories: General, Healthy Living

November marks Diabetes Awareness Month and Nov. 14 was World Diabetes Day. The North Dakota Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (NDDPCP) at the NDDoH is partnering with health systems, pharmacies and community-based organizations across the state to increase awareness and action around prediabetes and diabetes care.


North Dakota Department of Health to host Town Hall on COVID-19 vaccine booster and pediatric doses

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Categories: Coronavirus, General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

Friday, Nov. 5, at 1:30 p.m. CT the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is hosting a live virtual Town Hall regarding the recent FDA authorization of both COVID-19 vaccine boosters for adults and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11.


NDDoH to hold town hall on Friday to discuss pediatric COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11 years

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Categories: Coronavirus, General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

Tuesday, the CDC endorsed the recommendation from its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that children ages 5-11 be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine.

The CDC recommendation expands vaccines to 28 million children in the United States in this age group and allows providers to begin vaccinating them as soon as possible. In North Dakota, there are an estimated 82,082 children between the ages of 5 and 11.


North Dakota State Agencies Promote One Health Day

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Categories: General, Healthy Living

November 3 marks the sixth annual One Health Day, a Global Day of Action to promote awareness of the relationship among human, animal and ecosystem health. The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA), the North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDGF), the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) and the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) encourage the public to recognize the interconnection of people, animals, plants and the environment they share.


Rare but dangerous bacteria found in retail aromatherapy product

Monday, October 25, 2021

Categories: General

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is alerting citizens of an ongoing national investigation of four cases of severe illness due to a rare bacteria called Burkholderia pseudomallei, which causes melioidosis. The cases were reported from Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota and Texas. Two of the cases were fatal.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found the bacteria in a bottle of “Better Homes & Gardens Lavender & Chamomile Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones.” The product tested was taken from the home of one of the cases.


NDDoH releases statement on FDA approval, CDC expansion of eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots

Friday, October 22, 2021

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization

Yesterday evening, the CDC endorsed the recommendation from its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and expanded eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots to those who previously received Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Individuals who received the Pfizer vaccine were already eligible for a booster dose. The decision also allows people to mix-and-match vaccine brands for their booster dose.


State of North Dakota encourages return to health care workforce

Monday, October 18, 2021

Categories: Coronavirus, General

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and health care providers across the state are encouraging volunteers and individuals with health care experience to join the health care workforce during this time of unprecedented staffing need.


Remembering Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Friday, October 8, 2021

Categories: General

Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed October 2021 as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month and October 15, 2021, as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.


Pop-up clinic locations for the week of October 4

Monday, October 4, 2021 at 12:40 pm

Categories: General, Immunization

Every week, NDDoH & Local Public Health have COVID-19 vaccine clinics in convenient locations known as "pop-up clinics" to make it easier to get vaccinated. This week there are 70+ pop-ups in addition to static COVID vaccine clinics! This week's pop-ups: http://health.nd.gov/PopUpClinics


Keep up to date with news and information from the NDDoH

Monday, October 4, 2021 at 11:38 am

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

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