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COVID-19 VACCINE

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1,000 pumpkins have been grown by pediatrician Dr. Stephanie Hanson and her family to be handed out at this weekend's Boo to the Flu event.
The tweet from the Republican governor came after the CDC recommended adding the shot to the vaccine schedule for children and adults.
Pfizer said it has the capacity to ship up to 6 million pediatric doses in the first seven calendar days following the receipt of authorization, without any impact to distribution output of the doses for individuals aged 12 years and older.
The North Dakota Long Term Care Association, along with administrators and residents from facilities in their organization seeks to compel the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the CDC to lower federal COVID restrictions in long-term care facilities.
Essentia Health has announced multiple vaccination event dates in celebration of National Immunization Awareness Month.
The North Dakota Department of Health reported 1,958 cases from July 29 to August 4, it's highest count since February of this year.

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Since Paxlovid became available seven months ago, it has eclipsed other available therapies created to forestall life-threatening COVID symptoms in high-risk patients. Some doctors are quick to prescribe it, but as with so much about the COVID pandemic, there is controversy. Some patients are concerned about a possible rebound of the disease, while others have difficulty convincing their doctors they are good candidates for the drug.
The state will receive 7,800 doses of Novavax, a fourth vaccine approved for use in the U.S.
Cases in the United States are up more than 25% in the last month, according to CDC data, as the rapidly spreading BA.5 subvariant has taken hold.

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