Nebraska COVID-19 vaccination plan

COVID-19 Vaccine

LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU) – Nebraska health officials have created a COVID-19 vaccination plan.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has launched a vaccine registration website, as the state moves into the next phase of vaccinations. You can visit that website by clicking here.

Family members and caregivers are encouraged to assist with vaccine sign-up if needed. The department says that appointments are for Nebraska residents only. They also said that registration is not on a first-come, first-serve basis.

There is also a hotline if people need help filling out the registration. The number to the hotline is 833-998-2275 or 531-249-1873.

Current phase of rollout

Of the many phases, Nebraska is currently in Phase 1B, which works to vaccinate those 65 and older as well as those with certain high-risk medical conditions.

Below is the simplification of the vaccine rollout plan.

  • Phase 1 – Potentially limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses available means that segments of the population must be prioritized to receive the vaccine. Vaccine type, dose lot size, and opportunity should influence local COVID-19 providers when phase population progression is necessary.
    • Phase 1A
      • Healthcare personnel (hospitals, home health care, pharmacies, EMS, outpatient, public health
      • Long-term Care Facility residents and staff
      • Early stages of supply should go ONLY to those staff providing direct patient care AND/OR are exposed to infectious materials. Initial supplies of vaccine should NOT go to:
        • Administrative staff
        • Staff working remotely
        • Staff not in direct contact with COVID patients or infectious materials
    • Phase 1B*
      • Persons 65 years and older
      • Persons 18 years and older who have certain high risk medical conditions
      • First responders
      • Education sector
      • Critical Infrastructure
      • *ACIP defines phase 1B as the subset of workers at highest risk for work-related exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because their work-related duties must be performed on-site and involve being in close proximity (<6 feet) to the public or to coworkers.
    • Phase 1C
      • Vulnerable populations (disabled, congregate living, etc)
  • Phase 2 – Large number of vaccine doses available, sufficient to meet the demand of general population.

Reporting vaccine side effects

For those who do receive a vaccine, there are possible side effects. The CDC would like to know about them. Read more about the app below.

Nebraska’s full vaccine rollout plan

Read the full vaccination plan below.

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