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Morning headlines: North Dakota inches closer to triple digit COVID-19 deaths this month

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As self-imposed vaccination deadlines loom, some North Dakota hospitals report high uptake.

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Melodi Krank administers the Fargo area's first COVID-19 vaccine to Dr. Avish Nagpal at Sanford Medical Center on Dec. 14, 2020. David Samson / The Forum
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BISMARCK — With pressure on North Dakota hospitals to get their employees vaccinated against COVID-19, some health care providers have seen their inoculation rates rise in recent months, while others refused to release information about their progress.

Several of the state’s largest health systems are in the home stretch of internal vaccination campaigns ahead of looming, self-imposed November deadlines. Leaders at hospitals that have required the shot as a condition of employment say widespread vaccination is an important step in ensuring safe interactions with patients and maintaining a healthy workforce amid severe staffing shortages. Full story here.

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