(Fargo, ND) -- A sign that things are moving along in the vaccination process in Cass County. 

In preparation for a transition to inviting Phase 1C priority groups to its COVID-19 vaccine clinics, Fargo Cass Public Health is encouraging individuals in any of these groups to share their contact information with FCPH.

Phase 1C, as defined by the North Dakota COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, includes essential workers and people of any age at increased risk for COVID-19. .

“We will continue to monitor our current vaccine clinics to assess uptake of appointments by individuals in Phase 1A and Phase 1B. We are preparing our vaccine operation to accommodate individuals in Phase 1C as we work towards transitioning to this next phase,” said Suzanne Schaefer, Director of Nursing. 


Phase 1C encompasses an estimated 165,000 individuals across North Dakota and includes the following, in order of priority:

·National Guard, not previously covered

·Workers enabling access to human food (i.e., grocery workers), not including restaurant workers

·Public safety answering points (911)

·Manufacturing related to the development or supply of COVID-19 vaccine

·Other healthcare/public health workers not included in phase 1A

·Free standing clinical laundries

·Public transit, including bus, taxi, ride-share

·Persons age 16 – 64 with one or more high-risk medical conditions

·Blood bank workers not previously vaccinated

·Information Technology

·All other essential workers per Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)


Residents who have shared their contact information with FCPH for COVID-19 vaccine should check their email frequently, including spam and junk folders, for communication about upcoming vaccine clinics.

Additionally, if a resident has shared contact information with FCPH for COVID-19 vaccine but has received vaccine through another provider, are encouraged to contact FCPH at (701) 298-6951 to update their information.