DHM extended, several vaccination clinics this week

This event was previously live-streamed and has since ended. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln’s Mayor, along with local health department officials, updates our community on its vaccination progress at 3:30 p.m. We’ll be streaming it live right here on klkntv.com.

Four mass vaccination clinics are scheduled for this week, they are as follows:

  • Wednesday, Pinnacle Bank Arena – first doses for residents age 50 and older
  • Thursday, Pinnacle Bank Arena – second doses for residents age 63 and older, educators, and childcare providers
  • Friday, Pinnacle Bank Arena – second doses for residents age 63 and older, educators, and childcare providers
  • Saturday, Pinnacle Bank Arena – first dose clinic for manufacturing and food service workers

Live updates will be posted below.

This week, the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD) is focusing on vaccinating residents 49 and up.

Lincoln’s Mayor is set to receive her vaccination tomorrow at a mass vaccination clinic at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

According to Health Director Pat Lopez, the World Health Organization and the CDC “suggest between 60 and 80% of the population may need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. Based on these credible sources the health department has set a goal of having 75% of our eligible residents fully vaccinated.”

Over 75% of Lancaster County residents ages 65 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

This week LLCHD anticipates administering more than 30,00o doses.

LLCHD is partnering with Tabitha to provide vaccines to homebound community members. They will be reaching out to residents this week and plan to start administering vaccines this Friday.

Director Lopez says COVID-19 hospitalizations have risen slightly in Lancaster County.

“I want to emphasize again that even as more of our residents become vaccinated, we need to remain diligent. We are seeing an increase in the COVID-19 cases in many states including cases from new and emerging COVID-19 variants, these variants have the potential to spread more easily cause more severe illness and require different treatments.”

Because of this, the County’s Direct Health Measures (DHMs) will remain in effect until April 23.

Next week, Director Lopez says the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be hosting Lincoln’s first drive-thru vaccine site.

DHHS is also partnering with Hy-Vee pharmacy to host a vaccination clinic for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers. This clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, April 7 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Lancaster Event Center.

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