Health experts continue to urge vaccinations and boosters amid updated guidelines

Courtesy of: North Dakota Department of Health
Courtesy of: North Dakota Department of Health

(Bismarck, ND) – The North Dakota Department of Human Services(NDDoH) is urging all adults to get both their regular and booster shots for COVID-19. 

There was an update in regards to vaccine preference. The CDC issued an updated endorsement, advising vaccine providers to use Pfizer and Moderna made COVID-19 vaccines over Johnson and Johnson. The CDC says being vaccinated is still a safer option than not, but cites 54 cases of Vaccine-induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (TTS) across 14.1 million administered doses as the reason for a clinical preference for the two other widely recognized options.

No cases of TTS have been reported in North Dakota. 

The NDDoH is encouraging those who are still not vaccinated to get their shots ‘as soon as possible’ to protect not only themselves, but also their loved ones and communities.