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Grand Forks Begins Vaccination of Anyone 65 and Older

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Grand Forks, N.D. – The City of Grand Forks, Grand Forks Public Health, and Altru are now expanding to Tier 5 of Phase 1B of the North Dakota Department of Health plan. We are expanding vaccination to Tier 5 as we have open vaccination appointments available this week.

Community members who are 65 and older are asked to visit or call 701.780.6358 to be included on the COVID-19 vaccine waitlist. If you've already contacted Altru and have been added to the waitlist, there is no need to call again. You are already on the list and will be contacted to schedule your vaccine.

Phase 1B includes individuals who meet the following criteria per the North Dakota COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Plan (tiers in order of priority). We are currently vaccinating groups in bold below:

  • Persons age 75 and older
  • Persons age 65 – 74 with two or more high-risk medical conditions*
  • Staff and persons living in other congregate settings (i.e., corrections, group homes, treatment centers, homeless shelters, etc.)
  • Persons age 65 and older with one or more high-risk medical conditions
  • Persons age 65 and older with or without high-risk medical conditions

As part of our collaborative approach, our community partners will be vaccinating staff and residents of congregate living facilities later this month at their facilities. This change is being made to give those organizations time to plan for distribution.

Those who fit in future tiers of Phase 1B and future phases should refrain from calling until we communicate that we are expanding to the next tier.

As additional priority groups become eligible for vaccination, The City of Grand Forks, Grand Forks Public Health, and Altru will share those details through local media, social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and on our website:

Grand Forks Public Health and Altru have enrolled providers for the COVID-19 vaccine and follow the North Dakota Department of Health recommendations and guidance related to the distribution of the vaccine. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine and who is currently eligible, visit