New COVID-19 vaccines available for North Dakota residents

Courtesy of: U.S Centers for Disease Control
Courtesy of: U.S Centers for Disease Control

(Bismarck, ND) -- North Dakota is set make doses of a new type of COVID-19 vaccine available later this week.  

The state Health Department said yesterday that it has received 78-hundred doses of the Novavax vaccine.  Novavax is made with technology used for more than 30 years in the U.S. in vaccines for influenza, hepatitis B, and whooping cough.

“More than 64% of adults in North Dakota have started their COVID-19 vaccine series,” said Immunization Director, Molly Howell. “COVID-19 vaccines are an important tool for preventing serious outcomes, including hospitalization and death, due to COVID-19. North Dakotans who are not yet vaccinated and interested in the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to have a conversation with a trusted health care provider.”

You can find more information about COVID-19 vaccine providers and clinics by clicking here.