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Health officials urge parents to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19

The Minnesota Department of Health urges parents to vaccinate their children against CoVid-19. Vaccines are available for children as young as 6 months. Although the vaccine has been available for the under-5 group since this summer, adoption has been very low. Because immunity wanes as vaccination rates fall, it’s important for everyone who can to get…
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December 13, 2022 0

Flu season may impact Red Cross blood supply

A Release from the American Red Cross Minnesota and Dakotas Region: The CDC predicts a serious spread of flu this year and is already reporting an early spike in cases in several states. When seasonal illnesses increase, the number of healthy blood donors tends to decrease. We need people to give now to help ensure…
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November 7, 2022 0

Essentia Health offering several convenient options for flu shots

Essentia Health is offering several options for vaccination ahead of flu season. Flu vaccines are recommended for anyone 6 months of age and older. They are covered by most insurance and are one of the best ways to protect yourself and loved ones from influenza. With COVID-19 continuing to stress health systems, it’s important to…
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September 26, 2022 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

CDC Changing Quarantine Requirements from 14 to 10 Days

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (12/3/20) Ada, MN — The Centers for Disease Control is expected to update its guidance for quarantine requirements. Since the pandemic had started, the CDC has stated that the typical COVID-19 quarantine period is 14 days, but the CDC is now revising its guidance to state that quarantines could be reduced…
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December 3, 2020 0

Aitkin County Public Health updates COVID-19 numbers, recommendations, vaccine

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (12/2/20) (Aitkin, MN) — As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise throughout the State, and especially in Aitkin County, the time to be conscious of limiting the spread remains high. Aitkin County Public Health’s Erin Melz and Brea Hamdorf provided the latest numbers in Aitkin County  The reasoning behind the spike in…
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December 2, 2020 0

Norman-Mahnomen Public Health Provides Guidance on Halloween Activities

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (10/13/20) Ada, MN — For the first time in what feels like forever, Halloween happens to fall on a Saturday. This means prime opportunity for trick or treaters to go out and celebrate without the worries of being home early for a school night. But Public Health officials have been fielding…
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October 13, 2020 0