General population vaccinations to begin in April or May, officials say

Once Phase 1B ends, people ages 50-64 will be prioritized to receive the vaccine before moving to people ages 16-49, officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – State officials on Thursday announced COVID-19 vaccinations for the general population are on schedule to begin in April or May.

Once Phase 1B ends, people ages 50-64 will be prioritized to receive the vaccine before moving to people ages 16-49, officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said.

Gov. Pete Ricketts says age has been shown to be the single greatest factor in COVID-19 deaths.

Of the 2,018 Nebraskans who have died from the virus, all but 46 were 45 or older, according to state data.

Ricketts has previously directed health departments to allocate 90% of their allocated vaccine doses to people ages 65 and older.

Officials say projection is based off of anticipated increases in vaccine production from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

 

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