FARGO — The North Dakota vaccine dashboard shows nearly half of North Dakotans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. One health system is switching up its strategy in hopes to get more people in the state vaccinated.

Sanford Health said they will host pop-up clinics in populated places in hopes of getting more people to roll up their sleeves.

Director of Nursing Melodi Krank said the pop-up clinics will make it more convenient for people who are busy or live far from hospitals to get their shot.

"By going out into the community, extending, you know, some of the hours that we have an availability, when sometimes it's just easier if you're there, and you're thinking 'oh, yeah, that's right. I wanted to get the COVID vaccine,' and now you can because we're there and we have the vaccine ready," Krank said.

The health system will still have its vaccine clinics in the old Gordman's building on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.