WATCH: Mass vaccination clinic at Pinnacle Bank Arena

Health officials expect more than 4,000 people to attend throughout the course of the day.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Hundreds of people filtered through Pinnacle Bank Arena Friday morning as part of the first Phase 1B vaccination clinic in Lancaster County.

Health officials expect more than 4,000 people to attend throughout the course of the day.

The clinic was open to people 80 years and older who had an appointment.

If a person in this age group wants to get vaccinated but has not registered, they should call  402-441-8006.

Phase 1B includes people 65 and older and those 18 and older with underlying medical conditions along with essential workers. As more vaccine is available, other groups of people in Phase 1B will have the opportunity to get vaccinated.

Health officials are working with partners to provide vaccine to residents of independent living communities the second week of February.

The first step to getting vaccinated is to register to receive vaccine.

Registration is open to all County residents, but those who are in Phase 1B – those 65 and older and those with underlying medical conditions – should register soon. The health department will work with essential workers and their employers independently.

Family members and caregivers are encouraged to assist those who need help to register. Those who do not have online access or who need assistance, may call the COVID-19 hotline at 402-441-8006 to register.

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