VIDEO: More vaccination clinics to come in Lancaster County
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Nearly 71,000 doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered in Lancaster County, with more than 7,700 were vaccinated at the two mass vaccination clinics held at Pinnacle Bank Arena last week.
Three mass vaccination clinics will be held this week. The first is tomorrow for Lancaster County residents ages 71 or older, and their spouses, only. The other two clinics are for residents 80 years or older to receive their second dose of the COVID vaccine.
Starting next week, clinics will be held at Speedway Village, just south of Van Dorn off of Park Boulevard.
“It’s very encouraging to see many eyes smiling as people get vaccinated,” said Health Director Pat Lopez. “It’s also important that those who have received their second dose continue to take precautions and tell a significant part of our community is fully vaccinated. That means continue to wear a mask. Wash your hands, wash your distance and avoid the three C’s crowded places close contact and confined spaces.”
Last week, State officials chose to remove those with high-risk conditions from the priority group to focus on the elderly populations. A change health departments were not notified prior to its announcement.
“We are currently consulting with our physicians in the community in analyzing some of these changes. We will continue to work together as we have found to determine vaccination options. ”
Channel 8 asked if the health departments have the authority to go against the state directive, as with the mask mandate.
Director Lopez said she isn’t sure whether health departments do or do not have the authority, “but just remember we’re talking about those 65 and younger and we’re still working through the process as a community.”