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COVID Update: Nebraska workers worry about new delay in getting vaccine

COVID Update: Nebraska workers worry about new delay in getting vaccine

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – According to Nebraska’s coronavirus vaccine dashboard, of more than 192,000 does, more than 93,000 first and just over 16,000 second doses have been administered. 1.1% of the state population 16 and up have completed vaccination. Nebraska’s case dashboard is down for maintenance and system updates. Officials said Tuesday that it would…Read more »

COVID Update: Vaccines are free, No citizenship check

COVID Update: Vaccines are free, No citizenship check

HOLDREGE, Neb. (KGFW/AP) – Two Rivers Public Health Department said Monday that it and all of Nebraska’s local health departments are getting their limited supply of coronavirus vaccine out as quickly as possible – within state and federal guidelines. The vaccine is free. Nobody will be denied for lack of insurance. Proof of citizenship is…Read more »

COVID Update: Vaccine phase IB’s 3 tiers

COVID Update: Vaccine phase IB’s 3 tiers

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW/AP) – Nebraska has revised it’s coronavirus vaccine distribution plan. In addition to those age 65 and older and those 18 and up with high-risk medical conditions, Phase IB now also includes a three-tier system for essential personnel. Tier 1 includes teachers, daycare and homeless shelter staff, utility and corrections workers. Tier 2…Read more »

COVID Update: Omaha district to resume in-person classes full time

COVID Update: Omaha district to resume in-person classes full time

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KGFW/AP) – Nebraska has now received and distributed more than 175,000 doses of Coronavirus vaccine. Around 74,000 first doses and 14,000 second doses have been administered. Just under 1% of the state population 16 and up have completed vaccination. After initially planning to begin vaccinate residents 90 and up this week, the…Read more »

COVID Update: CDHD pulls back vaccine plans

COVID Update: CDHD pulls back vaccine plans

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KGFW/AP) – Nebraska has now received and distributed more than 145,000 doses of Coronavirus vaccine. Just over 71,000 first doses and about 12,200 second doses have been administered. Just under 1% of the state population 16 and up have completed vaccination. The Central District Health Dept. was planning to offer vaccines to…Read more »

COVID-19 Update: How to sign up for vaccine

COVID-19 Update: How to sign up for vaccine

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – A Nebraska COVID Vaccine Registration website will launch in late January. Nebraskan’s will be able find out which phase they are in and sign up to be notified when their phase is open. Those immediately eligible will be directed to an offering provider. According to Gov. Pete Ricketts’ office, local health…Read more »

COVID-19 Update: Ricketts satisfied with vaccine rollout, urges patience

COVID-19 Update: Ricketts satisfied with vaccine rollout, urges patience

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – Nebraska has now received and distributed over 141,000 doses of Coronavirus vaccine. About 77,000 first doses and almost 10,000 second doses have been administered. 475 current patients and 406 new coronavirus cases were reported on Nebraska’s Dashboard yesterday. Overall, hospitals are 64% full. COVID patients account for 11.6%. 1,760 have died.…Read more »

COVID-19 Update: Official: New coronavirus strain likely in Nebraska

COVID-19 Update: Official: New coronavirus strain likely in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – Nebraska has now received and distributed more than 108,000 doses of Coronavirus vaccine. About 51,000 first doses and about 2,700 second doses have been administered. Of the state population 16 and up, 0.18% have completed the process. 506 current patients and 1,436 new coronavirus cases were reported on Nebraska’s Dashboard yesterday.…Read more »

COVID-19 Update: Nebraska officials warn about virus vaccine scams

COVID-19 Update: Nebraska officials warn about virus vaccine scams

LINCOLN, Neb. (KGFW) – Nebraska has now received and distributed more than 104,000 doses of Coronavirus vaccine. About 39,000 first doses and 846 second doses have been administered. 515 current patients and 1,448 new coronavirus cases were reported on Nebraska’s Dashboard yesterday. Overall, hospitals are 69% full. COVID patients account for 12.7%. 1,679 have died.…Read more »