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Prior to the respiratory season, local healthcare organizations advise residents to receive seasonal vaccinations



Fargo, North Dakota – A number of local healthcare organizations, like as Essentia Health, Sanford Health, and Fargo Cass Public Health, are teaming up to stress the value of the COVID-19, RSV, and influenza vaccines.

As the country gets closer to the anticipated respiratory season, the three healthcare organizations are disseminating the public health advisory. Vaccinations, according to Fargo Cass Public Health, are among the best strategies to lessen the severity of side effects after receiving a vaccination as well as to help stop the spread of disease. Nonetheless, according to data from the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services, 49% of kids between the ages of six months and four received a flu shot, which means that many youngsters are unprotected.

“Respiratory illnesses pose a significant threat to our community,” said Dr. Steven Briggs, Sanford Health chief medical officer. “It is paramount that we take a proactive approach to protect ourselves and our communities. Prevention and responsible behaviors are our strongest allies in the fight against these diseases.”

This autumn, in addition to influenza shots, an improved COVID-19 vaccine and the recently introduced RSV vaccination for newborns and adults 60 years of age and above will be accessible.

“Along with Sanford Health and Essentia Health, we are committed to protecting our community,” said Dr. Tracie Newman, FCPH Health Officer. “Vaccination is key in our defense against respiratory illnesses, and we encourage everyone to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their neighbors.”