Vaccine Information

NDSU is encouraging all students and employees to get vaccinated.


North Dakota Vaccine Plan, Finder and Dashboard

Please click here for vaccine information from the North Dakota Department of Health, including the North Dakota vaccine plan, and dashboard.

Fargo Cass Public Health

North Dakota residents 16 and older are eligible for vaccines through Fargo Cass Public Health.

This page lists weekly vaccine clinics in Fargo. It is updated weekly.
If you are not able to make an appointment On the same page, you are encouraged to fill out the COVID-19 Vaccine Contact Form or call the contact line at 701-298-6951.

Essentia Health appointments can be scheduled here:
Sanford Health appointments can be scheduled here:
The State of North Dakota website also provides a vaccine locator on this page:

Here are a couple of examples from this locator:


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prepare for the COVID-19 vaccine? 
Wear clothing that allows the clinician to easily access your upper arm.  Consider wearing a short-sleeved shirt or wear a short-sleeved shirt under a sweater or jacket that can be easily removed. 
What happens right after I get the vaccine? 
You will be asked to wait 15 minutes in an observation area to monitor for any reactions. 
What are common side effects after vaccination? 
Common side effects from vaccination include pain, swelling or redness where the shot was given, a mild fever, chills, fatigue, headache, and muscle and joint aches.
Can I take pain medicine (e.g. acetaminophen or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) to manage the side effects of COVID-19 vaccination?  The CDC has stated that patients can take pain medication after their vaccination if they feel side effects (e.g. pain, headache, or fever that cannot be tolerated).  It is not recommended for individuals to take pain medication in anticipation of potential side effects prior to their vaccine.
Can people who have had COVID-19 receive the COVID-19 vaccine?  Yes.  Vaccination is offered to all individuals, regardless of their history of prior symptomatic or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Are there reasons to not get the vaccine? 

  1. If you have recently had COVID-19.  You should be recovered and have completed your isolation period before getting the vaccine.  Isolation is generally 10 days but may be longer.
  2. If you were exposed to COVID-19, wait 14 days from your exposure.  If you haven’t developed symptoms after 14 days, you may get the vaccine.
  3. Wait 90 days if you have received convalescent plasma or monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19.
  4. If you have already received a vaccine other than COVID-19, you should wait 14 days before getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
  5. If you are due to receive a vaccine other than COVID-19 vaccine, you should wait 14 days to get the other vaccine.
  6. For more information related to the benefits of getting the COVID-19 vaccine please see the Center for Disease Control Website at

We will provide any information we get about possible events if that becomes available. In the meantime, individuals may choose to contact their own health care providers for more information.