Parts of Nebraska to begin Phase 1B of vaccines next week

Are you in Phase 1B of vaccination? Read below to find out
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DHHS COVID-19 Vaccination dashboard, as of 7 am 1/21/21

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.

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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:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Down Syndrome
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Heart conditions
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes

and these conditions as “might be at an increased risk”:

  • Asthma
  • 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
  • Overweight
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Thalassemia
  • 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.

Click here to go to the website. 

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