(KFOR NEWS January 6, 2021) The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) and its partners – Bryan Health, CHI Health St. Elizabeth, Lincoln Surgical Hospital, and Bluestem Health – have received about 9,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccine for primary health care providers. About 7,400 doses have now been administered by LLCHD and the partners locally. The vaccine is NOT yet available to the general public.
LLCHD is working with community partners on potential locations for public vaccination clinics once COVID-19 vaccine is more widely available. No decisions have been made.
Because vaccine supply is limited, vaccinations are being given in phases.
The state has announced that it will introduce a website in the coming weeks for residents to register for vaccinations. As the State develops its system, LLCHD will work with State officials to determine how the registry will work in conjunction with the local Health Department’s vaccination plan.
Vaccinating Lancaster County residents will take time. LLCHD urges the public to be patient and continue to take precaution to protect themselves and others. Continue to wear a mask, watch your distance, wash your hands, and avoid crowded spaces, close contact and confined spaces.
For more information on COVID-19, visit COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov, call the Health Department hotline at 402-441-8006 or visit the CDC.org/coronavirus.
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