First District Health Unit is kicking off the beginning of fall with flu shots. Influenza usually peaks in North Dakota during February and March, but it's never too early to get vaccinated.
"They say as soon as vaccine becomes available we should start vaccinating to decrease the incidents, so if we get people vaccinated we will not have as much disease in the communities," says Penny Hamilton, Director of Nursing.
Hamilton says it's recommended that anyone 6 months or older get vaccinated, and they have vaccines for all age groups.
"We're starting our mass vaccination for the public on September 28th at the auditorium from 9:00AM to 2:00PM and then we'll be back in the auditorium on October 9th from 9:00AM to 2:00PM. We will start walk ins here at First District Health Unit on October 14th," says Hamilton.
First district will also set up clinics in Minot schools to vaccinate children, so parents should keep an eye out for consent forms.
"We're really excited about being able to do vaccinations in the schools because children are in a setting where you don't always get to wash your hands, they're not aware and they get runny noses, so we find that if we can reduce the incidents in schools particularly then students are not taking it home too," says Hamilton.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:06 AM EST2014-03-09 05:06:58 GMT
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points. Followed by Minot with 323 points. North Fargo took home 3rd place overall at 297 points. West
The Century Patriots took home 1st place overall in the Swim and Dive State event finishing with 349 points.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:04 AM EST2014-03-09 05:04:37 GMT
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set. On the girls side Bismarck High won the tournament with a 64 to 61 win over Century. Both
The West Region Class A boys and girls basketball season concluded play today, and the state qualifiers are set.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:04 AM EST2014-03-09 05:04:04 GMT
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks. Fargo Oak Groves defeated Rugby 68 to 58 in overtime fashion. North Star defeated the Lions from Linton-HMB 60 to 49 in the
The Class B Boys season wrapped up the state tournament tonight in Grand Forks.
Sunday, March 9 2014 12:00 AM EST2014-03-09 05:00:06 GMT
Chair-lifts were packed and tube runs were full, as hundreds of families enjoyed a day at the Bottineau Winter Park. But Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening
Saturday was no ordinary day in the Turtle Mountains. It's was the grand opening of Annie's House, a new ski-lodge and adaptive center.