LINCOLN, NE (March 3, 2021) – Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a press conference Wednesday to outline the next steps in the State’s coronavirus vaccination plan. Currently, the State is in Phase 1B of the plan, with at least 90% of vaccinations going to Nebraskans age 65 and older. In Phase 2A of the plan, Nebraskans age 50-64 will be eligible for vaccination. Additionally, Gov. Ricketts announced that in Phase 2A, local health departments will partner with area healthcare providers to prioritize Nebraskans with certain underlying health conditions.
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Incident Commander Angie Ling reported on the State’s vaccine allocations. She also provided details about how Phase 2A of the State’s vaccination plan will proceed.
Gov. Ricketts: Coronavirus Vaccination
o This aligns with our data, which clearly indicates that age is the biggest factor in determining risk of mortality from coronavirus.
Angie Ling: Coronavirus Vaccination
o We’ll have a gap of a few weeks before receiving our next allocation of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in late March.
o The decision of who receives those doses will be made by the medical community. The State will not be determining who is eligible based on medical conditions.
o The medical community will identify the appropriate individuals and work with local health departments to schedule their vaccinations.