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ACIP recommends additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised individuals

Monday, August 16, 2021

Categories: Coronavirus, Emergency Response, Immunization

Late last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized, and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to recommend additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines for moderate to severely immunocompromised individuals. The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) urges immunocompromised North Dakotans to consider receiving an additional dose to increase their immunity to COVID-19.


NDDoH Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week and the Role Businesses Play in Supporting Breastfeeding Moms

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Categories: General, Healthy Living

During World Breastfeeding Week, August 1 through 7, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is calling on businesses to learn how they can help support an employee’s decision to breastfeed. 


NDDoH to host live Town Hall with ND doctors to discuss back-to-school immunizations and COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens

Monday, August 2, 2021

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

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) will host a live, virtual “Ask a Doctor” Town Hall event at 2:00 p.m. CT Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, with doctors from across the state to discuss back-to-school immunizations and COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens.


NDDoH to host live webinar about COVID-19 Delta variant and vaccine effectiveness

Friday, July 23, 2021

Categories: Coronavirus, General, Immunization, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) will host a live webinar with Dr. Paul Carson, infectious disease specialist and professor of public health at North Dakota State University, and Molly Howell, immunization director for the NDDoH, to share information about the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus.


NDDoH reminds public to take precautions amid Delta variant concerns

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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

As the Delta variant of COVID-19 has recently emerged as the dominant strain in the United States, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds the public of the importance of prevention measures and vaccinations to reduce the risk of transmitting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


NDDoH to host live Town Hall with North Dakota doctors to discuss COVID-19 vaccines and fertility

Monday, July 19, 2021

Categories: Coronavirus, General, Immunization

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) will host a live, virtual “Ask a Doctor” Town Hall event at 1 p.m. CT Wednesday, July 21, with doctors from across the state to discuss COVID-19 vaccines and fertility.


New interactive maps help caregivers find resources for child passenger safety

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Categories: General

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Child Passenger Safety Program has launched Child Passenger Safety Resource Interactive Maps. These statewide maps can be found online at health.nd.gov/carseatmap and provide the most up-to-date resources for hands-on assistance with child passenger safety needs including car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.  


Take precautions to stay healthy at summer events

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Categories: General, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds people to take healthy precautions while enjoying summer activities and events such as fairs, festivals, carnivals and rodeos. Certain germs, like Campylobacter, E. coli and influenza, can be passed back and forth between humans and animals.


North Dakota Businesses Encouraged to Earn Designation to Support Working Moms

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Categories: General

The fastest growing segment of North Dakota’s workforce is mothers of young children. With a majority of North Dakota mothers returning to work after having a baby, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) is encouraging businesses to support this integral part of the workforce by earning their Infant Friendly Workplace designation.


Prevent foodborne illness this summer with food safety tips

Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 12:15 pm

Categories: General, Healthy Living, Infectious Disease

The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) reminds people that proper food handling and preparation can help prevent foodborne illness. Each year one out of six Americans get sick from contaminated foods or beverages, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates.