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DEA releases public safety alert regarding fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine

Monday, October 4, 2021

Categories: General

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has released a public safety alert regarding an increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine.


As strain on hospitals reaches tipping point, leaders urge public to help reduce need for hospitalization

Friday, October 1, 2021 at 12:56 pm

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

From the Office of the Governor: 

Gov. Doug Burgum and chief medical officers and physicians from several of the state’s largest hospitals today warned that hospital capacity in North Dakota is reaching critical levels and urged the public to help reduce the need for hospitalization.


NDDoH extends temporary nurse aid registration

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Categories: Coronavirus, General

Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in our state and the staffing shortage in health care facilities, Dr. Wehbi, North Dakota State Health Officer, extended the waiver for temporary nurse aid registration in North Dakota. This waiver, which was set to expire on October 31, 2021, will be extended to December 31, 2021.


NDDoH to host live Town Hall to discuss COVID-19 vaccine boosters

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Categories: Coronavirus, General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) will host a live Town Hall event Thursday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. CT to discuss COVID-19 vaccine booster recommendations, availability, and long-term care planning.  


NDDoH releases statement on FDA approval, CDC recommendation of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster doses

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 09:30 am

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization

Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series for certain individuals.


NDDoH releases statement on FDA approval, CDC recommendation of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster doses

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 09:30 am

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization

Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series for certain individuals.


North Dakota Department of Health to host flu season kickoff event

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Categories: General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is hosting a flu season virtual kickoff event Monday, September 27, at 9:00am CT. The event will be streamed live on the NDDoH social media channels and will have a virtual press room for the media to use to ask questions. 


Is your child’s car seat going to be effective in a crash?

Monday, September 20, 2021

Categories: General, Healthy Living

During national Child Passenger Safety Week, September 19-25, 2021, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) encourages parents and caregivers to take time to ensure their car seats and booster seats fit their children appropriately and are correctly installed in the vehicle. According to information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nearly half of all car seats are installed incorrectly.


National supply shortage, federal supply limits affect the availability of COVID-19 antibody treatment in ND

Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 01:00 pm

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization

Increased demand and limited supply have led to a change in how COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatments will be distributed across the nation, impacting the availability of treatment for those infected with COVID-19.


Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine doses available in Bismarck this weekend

Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 11:00 am

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, General, Immunization

The ND Department of Health has received a shipment of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine that needs to be distributed this weekend due to the date of expiration.

The Department of Health will be holding two special vaccine clinics to distribute 220 Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine doses this weekend.