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ND ready for next phase of vaccination effort



MINOT, N.D. – After an initial rush to get the vaccine the North Dakota Health Department says they are starting to see a slowdown in demand for COVID-19 shots.

State Immunization Director Molly Howell says it may be a combination of hesitancy and some people being more passive in rolling up their sleeves.  “We are really working to make sure vaccine is available ay convenient locations.  We are finding if they don’t have to set up an appointment and the vaccine is right there and available that most people accept it.”

Howell says the department will soon launch a “boots on the ground campaign” to get more people on the vaccine bandwagon.  She says the state has secured funding to promote the effort.

In Grand Forks County 45,690 doses have been administered – with over 47% of the population having received at least one shot.