Lincoln prepares for the child COVID-19 vaccine rollout
You are encouraged to sign up for an appointment
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)-Shipments for the child COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Lincoln.
“We received the vaccine this morning, we are setting up our protocols and our appointment schedules and we will be ready to go by Monday,” said Monty Scheele Pharmacy manager at Relycare.
Pharmacists highly recommend making an appointment, as Relycare in Lincoln anticipates being very busy.
“As you can see we have a lot of people here today getting their vaccinations and by putting them on an appointment schedule it makes it easier not only on us by having the paperwork done ahead of time, so that’s all done you come in, it just expedites the process quite a bit,” said Scheele.
The process will be very similar to how it is for adults. Patients come in with their parent or guardian and wait 15 minutes after the shot. You do not need insurance to get vaccinated, but if your child has health insurance you are asked to bring it in.
“We do ask that you bring an insurance card if you have it, because it doesn’t cost the patient anything, but we send a claim to the insurance and they help to defray the cost,” said Scheele.
Relycare pharmacy is happy to answer any questions you may have about the vaccine.
“We definitely have had an interest. Our phone rings every minute of every day, multiple times a minute about questions about this. Again as you can see our response to the boosters has been huge and we are vaccinating a lot of people every single day,” said Scheele.
Overall it seems like more people are getting vaccinated in Lincoln.
“We are seeing a lot of people who are getting their first doses, not just their booster doses. So that’s encouraging,” said Scheele.