Parts of Nebraska to begin Phase 1B of vaccines next week
Are you in Phase 1B of vaccination? Read below to find out
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services says most of Nebraska should see Phase 1B vaccination begin next week. Douglas and Lancaster County begin Phase 1B in early February.
Last week, DHHS announced that Phase 1B priority groups will expand to include those who are 65 and older and those who are at high-risk for contracting COVID-19.
The CDC listed these as high-risk conditions:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Down Syndrome
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Heart conditions
- Sickle cell disease
- Type 2 diabetes
and these conditions as “might be at an increased risk”:
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- Hypertension or high blood pressure
- Immunocompromised state from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
- Neurologic conditions, like dementia
- Liver disease
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Type 1 diabetes
On January 20, the Nebraska health department launched a vaccine registration site and reported that 100 people every second were trying to register by 8:30 in the morning.
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