COVID Update: Two Rivers to pilot Nebraska new vaccine registration system

COVID Update: Two Rivers to pilot Nebraska new vaccine registration system

KEARNEY, Neb. (KGFW) – Nebraska’s vaccination effort has reached a milestone. 10% of residents 16 and up have completed vaccination.

Two Rivers Public Health Department has learned that it will pilot Nebraska’s new COVID vaccine registration system. Executive Director Jeremy Eschliman says the retooled system will allow quicker and more efficient check in. It’s expected to be operational at TRPHD.org tomorrow.

Two Rivers is holding a mass vaccination clinic Friday from 10am to 5pm at the Viaero Center in Kearney. An appointment is necessary. Two Rivers expects to receive 800 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson Vaccine this week.

154 Nebraska COVID hospitalizations were reported yesterday. 2,084 people have now died. A link to Nebraska’s coronavirus vaccine registration website can be found at KGFW.com.

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