Local pharmacy lays out vaccine distribution plans

In anticipation for the incoming COVID-19 vaccine doses, Kohll's pharmacy details their procedures.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Local pharmacy Kohll’s Rx released more information about how they will be distributing anticipated COVID-19 doses across Nebraska.

Since each pharmacy will be working with a limited amount of vaccine, each county has assigned Kohll’s specific population groups to administer the vaccine to.

In a recent press release, Kohll’s stated, “It is our responsibility to vaccinate the most vulnerable first – not an option.”

Looking ahead, the Federal government will provide more doses to the pharmacies, allowing them to serve more community members. But until then, Kohll’s does “not, cannot and will not stray from the direction we have been provided.”

According to their press release, they are “disheartened” by several community members providing false information to get the vaccine earlier than they are supposed to. Because of this, anyone attempting to be vaccinated early must provide full credentials verifying why you qualify.

Kohll’s warns that if you or someone you know got the first shot early, the “second dose will be unavailable until the designated time period for the group.” Keep in mind, the second shot for Pfizer and Moderna must be given within a certain time frame.

Eligible populations Kohll’s will vaccinate in each county:

  • Lancaster County:
    • Independent living facilities
    • Organizations assigned by Lancaster County
  • Sarpy County:
    • Individuals 80 years-old and older and their spouses 80 years and under
    • Independent living facilities
    • Nursing type facilities
    • Organizations specifically assigned by Sarpy and Cass County
    • Developmentally Disabled Organizations (caregivers and clients)
      • MEDICAID WAIVER UPDATE: Vaccinations are only available for parents caring for a developmentally disabled child 18 years or younger.
  • Douglas County:
    • Limited availability for individuals that are 80 years or older
    • Independent living facilities
    • Nursing type facilities
    • Organizations assigned by Douglas County
    • Developmentally Disabled Organizations (caregivers and clients)
      • MEDICAID WAIVER UPDATE: Vaccinations are only available for parents caring for a developmentally disabled child 18 years or younger.

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