(KGFW) – In preparation for the arrival of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, Two Rivers Public Health Department has announced a mass vaccination clinic this Friday at the Viaero Center in Kearney from 10am to 5pm. All appointments will be scheduled. Register at trphd.org.
Ricketts: Nebraska could receive new J&J vaccine this week
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could get its first doses of drug-maker Johnson & Johnson’s new coronavirus vaccine as early as this week. Gov. Pete Ricketts says the state has been allowed to order up 15,000 doses, but state officials don’t yet know how much they’ll get. The announcement came days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the vaccine, clearing the way for a third shot that’s shown to be effective. Unlike the vaccines from manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna, which require two doses to provide full immunity, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can be delivered in one shot. Ricketts says the state also expects to get 18,720 Pfizer doses and 17,000 Moderna doses this week
Thousands of meatpacking workers to be vaccinated this week
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Meatpacking workers across the country have started receiving coronavirus vaccines and thousands more will have a chance to get their shots this week, offering some peace of mind in an industry that was ravaged by COVID-19 a year ago. Officials with the United Food and Commercial Workers union say interest in the vaccine is high among workers after the industry took a heavy toll from the virus. The major meatpacking companies — JBS, Cargill, Tyson Foods and Smithfield Foods — say a number of states plan to begin vaccinating meat plant workers this week, including in Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas.